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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448579/il-33-receptor-st2-regulates-the-cognitive-impairments-associated-with-experimental-cerebral-malaria
#1
Flora Reverchon, Stéphane Mortaud, Maëliss Sivoyon, Isabelle Maillet, Anthony Laugeray, Jennifer Palomo, Céline Montécot, Améziane Herzine, Sandra Meme, William Meme, François Erard, Bernhard Ryffel, Arnaud Menuet, Valérie F J Quesniaux
Cerebral malaria (CM) is associated with a high mortality rate and long-term neurocognitive impairment in survivors. The murine model of experimental cerebral malaria (ECM) induced by Plasmodium berghei ANKA (PbA)-infection reproduces several of these features. We reported recently increased levels of IL-33 protein in brain undergoing ECM and the involvement of IL-33/ST2 pathway in ECM development. Here we show that PbA-infection induced early short term and spatial memory defects, prior to blood brain barrier (BBB) disruption, in wild-type mice, while ST2-deficient mice did not develop cognitive defects...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444766/endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-mediates-distinct-impacts-of-sevoflurane-on-different-subfields-of-immature-hippocampus
#2
Gang Zhu, Lei Tao, Ronglin Wang, Ying Xue, Xingqin Wang, Shaosong Yang, Xude Sun, Guodong Gao, Zixu Mao, Qian Yang
Sevoflurane, a typical inhaled anesthetic, is widely used in patients of all ages during surgery. The negative effects, such as inducing cell death and damaging spatial memory, of sevoflurane on neurodevelopment have raised increasing concerns in recent years. However, the molecular mechanism remains unclear. The current study focused on the crucial role of endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in sevoflurane-induced hippocampal injury. Three-week-old rats were exposed to sevoflurane or control air for 5h with or without ER stress inhibitor (4-phenylbutyric acid, 4-PBA) injection...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443783/risk-due-to-exposure-to-metallic-elements-in-a-birdshot-factory
#3
Piero Lovreglio, Giovanni De Filippis, Brizio Tamborrino, Ignazio Drago, Rossana Rotondi, Annamaria Gallone, Matteo Paganelli, Pietro Apostoli, Leonardo Soleo
The contribution of biological and environmental monitoring to the risk assessment of occupational exposure to lead (Pb), arsenic (As) and antimony (Sb) was studied in 18 workers at a birdshot factory (Exposed) and in 18 control workers (Controls), by the determination both of airborne Pb (PbA) and As (AsA) only in the exposed workers, and blood Pb (PbB), erythrocytic zinc protoporphyrin (ZPP), urinary Sb (SbU) and the urinary As species in exposed workers and controls. PbA (12-42 μg/m(3)) and AsA (1-4 μg/m(3)) were strongly correlated (r = 0...
April 26, 2017: Archives of Environmental & Occupational Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418182/cyclometalated-iridium-iii-bipyridine-phenylboronic-acid-complexes-as-luminescent-probes-for-sialic-acids-and-bioimaging-reagents
#4
Hua-Wei Liu, Wendell Ho-Tin Law, Lawrence Cho-Cheung Lee, Jonathan Chun-Wai Lau, Kenneth Kam-Wing Lo
Sialic acids play important roles in mammalian development, cell-cell attachment, and signaling. Since cancer cells utilize their overexpressed sialylated antigens to propagate metastases, the development of probes for sialic acids is of high importance. Herein, we report three luminescent cyclometalated iridium(III) bipyridine complexes bearing a phenylboronic acid (PBA) moiety. Spectrophotometric titrations revealed that the PBA complexes displayed higher binding affinity to the most common sialic acid N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac) compared with simple sugars that are commonly found on glycoproteins...
April 18, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414203/self-assembled-nanocomplex-between-polymerized-phenylboronic-acid-and-doxorubicin-for-efficient-tumor-targeted-chemotherapy
#5
Junseok Lee, Jinhwan Kim, Yeong Mi Lee, Dongsik Park, Sooseok Im, Eun Ho Song, Hansoo Park, Won Jong Kim
Since the discovery that nano-scaled particulates can easily be incorporated into tumors via the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect, such nanostructures have been exploited as therapeutic small molecule delivery systems. However, the convoluted synthetic process of conventional nanostructures has impeded their feasibility and reproducibility in clinical applications. Herein, we report an easily prepared formulation of self-assembled nanostructures for systemic delivery of the anti-cancer drug doxorubicin (DOX)...
April 17, 2017: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408208/establishing-alighting-preferences-and-species-transmission-differences-for-pea-seed-borne-mosaic-virus-aphid-vectors
#6
B S Congdon, B A Coutts, M Renton, G R Flematti, R A C Jones
Pea seed-borne mosaic virus (PSbMV) infection causes a serious disease of field pea (Pisum sativum) crops worldwide. The PSbMV transmission efficiencies of five aphid species previously found landing in south-west Australian pea crops in which PSbMV was spreading were studied. With plants of susceptible pea cv. Kaspa, the transmission efficiencies of Aphis craccivora, Myzus persicae, Acyrthosiphon kondoi and Rhopalosiphum padi were 27%, 26%, 6% and 3%, respectively. Lipaphis erysimi did not transmit PSbMV in these experiments...
April 11, 2017: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397932/spatially-controlled-positioning-of-coordination-polymer-nanoparticles-onto-heterogeneous-nanostructured-surfaces
#7
V Trannoy, M Faustini, D Grosso, F Brisset, P Beaunier, E Rivière, M Putero, A Bleuzen
Prussian Blue Analog (PBA) nanoparticles were formed on a heterogeneous nanostructured surface made of an ordered nanoperforated titanium oxide thin film deposited on a gold layer. The study of the nanocomposite film by grazing-incidence wide angle X-ray scattering, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy and atomic force microscopy shows that the PBA particles are precisely positioned within all the perforations of the oxide film over very large surface areas. Further investigation on the formation of the PBA particles demonstrates a decisive role of a heterogeneous nucleation of the coordination polymer driven by well-adjusted surfaces energies and reactant concentrations in the spatial positioning of the PBA particles...
April 20, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396396/formation-of-neurodegenerative-aggresome-and-death-inducing-signaling-complex-in-maternal-diabetes-induced-neural-tube-defects
#8
Zhiyong Zhao, Lixue Cao, E Albert Reece
Diabetes mellitus in early pregnancy increases the risk in infants of birth defects, such as neural tube defects (NTDs), known as diabetic embryopathy. NTDs are associated with hyperglycemia-induced protein misfolding and Caspase-8-induced programmed cell death. The present study shows that misfolded proteins are ubiquitinylated, suggesting that ubiquitin-proteasomal degradation is impaired. Misfolded proteins form aggregates containing ubiquitin-binding protein p62, suggesting that autophagic-lysosomal clearance is insufficient...
April 10, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396319/host-resistance-to-plasmodium-induced-acute-immune-pathology-is-regulated-by-il-10-receptor-signalling
#9
Carla Claser, J Brian De Souza, Samuel G Thorburn, Georges Emile Grau, Eleanor M Riley, Laurent Rénia, Julius C R Hafalla
The resolution of malaria infection is dependent on a balance between pro-inflammatory and regulatory immune responses. Whilst early effector T cell responses are required for limiting parasitaemia, these responses need to be switched off by regulatory mechanisms in a timely manner to avoid immune-mediated tissue damage. Interleukin-10 (IL-10) receptor (IL-10R) signalling is considered to be a vital component of regulatory responses although its role in host resistance to severe immune pathology during acute malaria infections is not fully understood...
April 10, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394467/comparative-isolation-and-genetic-diversity-of-arcobacter-spp-from-fish-and-the-coastal-environment
#10
Srinu Rathlavath, Sanath Kumar, Binaya Bhusan Nayak
Arcobacter species are emerging food-borne and water-borne human pathogens associated mostly with food animals and their environment. The present study was aimed to isolate Arcobacter species from fish, shellfish and coastal water samples using two methods and to determine their genetic diversity. Of 201 samples of fish, shellfish and water samples analysed, 66 (32.8%) samples showed the presence of Arcobacter DNA from both Arcobacter enrichment broth (AEB) and Bolton broth (BB). Arcobacters were isolated from 58 (87...
April 10, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377827/anti-yo-mediated-paraneoplastic-cerebellar-degeneration-associated-with-pseudobulbar-affect-in-a-patient-with-breast-cancer
#11
Allison N Martin, Patrick M Dillon, David E Jones, David R Brenin, David A Lapides
Paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) is a rare anti-Yo mediated paraneoplastic syndromes rarely that is infrequently associated with breast cancer. We present a case of a 52-year-old female presenting with diplopia, gait instability, dysarthria, dysphagia, nystagmus, and, most notably, new onset paroxysmal episodes of uncontrollable crying concerning for pseudobulbar affect (PBA). Serologic testing showed anti-Yo antibodies. The patient was found to have stage IIIA breast cancer as the inciting cause of the paraneoplastic syndrome...
2017: Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374834/glycation-of-paraoxonase-1-by-high-glucose-instigates-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-to-induce-endothelial-dysfunction-in-vivo
#12
Wei Yu, Xiaoli Liu, Liru Feng, Hui Yang, Weiye Yu, Tiejian Feng, Shuangxi Wang, Jun Wang, Ning Liu
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) modulates low-density lipoprotein and cell membrane oxidation through the action of paraoxonase-1 (PON1). Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress has been linked to a wide range of human pathologies including diabetes, obesity, and atherosclerosis. Previous studies have reported that PON1 is glycated in diabetes. The aim of this study is to investigate whether and how PON1 glycation contributes to endothelial dysfunction in diabetes. ER stress markers were monitored by western blot...
April 4, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368295/homocysteine-induces-hepatic-steatosis-involving-er-stress-response-in-high-methionine-diet-fed-mice
#13
Yanbiao Ai, Zhenzhen Sun, Chuan Peng, Lingli Liu, Xiaoqiu Xiao, Jibin Li
Elevated circulating homocysteine (Hcy) has been proposed to be associated with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). It is also reported that Hcy causes protein misfolding in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). In this study, we used a high methionine diet (HMD)-fed mouse model and cultured primary hepatocytes to investigate the effects of Hcy on hepatic lipids metabolism. C57BL/6J mice received either standard chow diet (CT, n = 10) or diet supplemented with 2% methionine (MET, n = 10) for 16 weeks. In in vitro experiments, cultured mouse primary hepatocytes were treated with Hcy, or Hcy combined with 4-phenylbutyric acid (4-PBA), or tunicamycin (TM), respectively...
April 1, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28360534/involvement-of-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-in-formalin-induced-pain-is-attenuated-by-4-phenylbutyric-acid
#14
Fan Zhou, Wei Zhang, Jianmei Zhou, Meirong Li, Feng Zhong, Yun Zhang, Yuezhu Liu, Yaping Wang
BACKGROUND: Endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress is involved in many neurological and inflammatory responses. Peripheral inflammatory responses can induce central sensitization and trigger inflammatory pain. However, there is little research on the relationship between ER stress and inflammatory pain. In this study, we examined whether the ER stress response is involved in peripheral inflammatory pain using a formalin-induced rat pain model. METHODS: Rats were divided into the following five groups: control, formalin, formalin + vehicle, formalin + 4-phenylbutyric acid (4-PBA) (40 mg/kg) and formalin + 4-PBA (100 mg/kg)...
2017: Journal of Pain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350965/on-monolayer-formation-of-pyrenebutyric-acid-on-graphene
#15
Malkolm Hinnemo, Jie Zhao, Patrik Ahlberg, Carl Hägglund, Viktor Djurberg, Ralph H Scheicher, Shi-Li Zhang, Zhi-Bin Zhang
As a two-dimensional material with high charge carrier mobility, graphene may offer ultrahigh sensitivity in biosensing. To realize this, the first step is to functionalize the graphene. This is commonly done by using 1-pyrenebutyric acid (PBA) as a linker for biomolecules. However, the adsorption of PBA on graphene remains poorly understood despite reports of successful biosensors functionalized via this route. Here, the PBA adsorption on graphene is characterized through a combination of Raman spectroscopy, ab initio calculations, and spectroscopic ellipsometry...
April 4, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345349/a-self-assembled-ratiometric-polymeric-nanoprobe-for-highly-selective-fluorescence-detection-of-hydrogen-peroxide
#16
Chongchong Feng, Fengyang Wang, Yijing Dang, Zhiai Xu, Haijun Yu, Wen Zhang
In this study, a dual-emission fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) polymeric nanoprobe by single-wavelength excitation was developed for sensitive and selective hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) detection. Polymeric nanoprobe was prepared by simple self-assembly of functional lipopolymers, which were 4-carboxy-3-fluorophenylboronic acid (FPBA)-modified DSPE-PEG (DSPE-PEG-FPBA) and 7-hydroxycoumarin (HC)-conjugated DSPE-PEG (DSPE-PEG-HC). Subsequent binding of alizarin red S (ARS) to FPBA endowed the nanoprobe with a new fluorescence emission peak at around 600 nm...
March 27, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341687/perspectives-on-procedure-based-assessments-a-thematic-analysis-of-semistructured-interviews-with-10-uk-surgical-trainees
#17
Joseph Shalhoub, Dominic C Marshall, Kate Ippolito
OBJECTIVES: The introduction of competency-based training has necessitated development and implementation of accompanying mechanisms for assessment. Procedure-based assessments (PBAs) are an example of workplace-based assessments that are used to examine focal competencies in the workplace. The primary objective was to understand surgical trainees' perspective on the value of PBA. DESIGN: Semistructured interviews with 10 surgical trainees individually interviewed to explore their views...
March 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340480/using-uhplc-q-trap-ms-as-a-complementary-technique-to-in-depth-mine-uplc-q-tof-ms-data-for-identifying-modified-nucleosides-in-urine
#18
Zhiwei Lu, Qing Wang, Meiling Wang, Shuang Fu, Qingqing Zhang, Zhixin Zhang, Huizhen Zhao, Yuehong Liu, Zhenhai Huang, Ziye Xie, Honghong Yu, Xiaoyan Gao
Modified nucleosides, metabolites of RNA, are potential biomarkers of cancer before the appearance of morphological abnormalities. It is of great significance to comprehensively detect and identify nucleosides in human urine for discovery of cancer biomarkers. However, the lower abundance, the greater polarity and the matrix effects make it difficult to detect urinary nucleosides. In this paper, an integrated method consisted of sample preparation followed by ultraperformance liquid chromatography quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (UPLC Q-TOF/MS) detection and primary identification, then ultra-high performance liquid chromatography coupled with hybrid triple quadrupole linear ion trap mass spectrometer (UHPLC Q-Trap/MS) further identification and validation were introduced...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338966/a-comparison-of-sensitivity-specificity-imputation-direct-imputation-and-fully-bayesian-analysis-to-adjust-for-exposure-misclassification-when-validation-data-are-unavailable
#19
Marine Corbin, Stephen Haslett, Neil Pearce, Milena Maule, Sander Greenland
Purpose: Measurement error is an important source of bias in epidemiological studies. We illustrate three approaches to sensitivity analysis for the effect of measurement error: imputation of the 'true' exposure based on specifying the sensitivity and specificity of the measured exposure (SS); direct imputation (DI) using a regression model for the predictive values; and adjustment based on a fully Bayesian analysis. Methods: We deliberately misclassify smoking status in data from a case-control study of lung cancer...
March 14, 2017: International Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338805/deciphering-the-genetic-control-of-fruit-texture-in-apple-by-multiple-family-based-analysis-and-genome-wide-association
#20
Mario Di Guardo, Marco C A M Bink, Walter Guerra, Thomas Letschka, Lidia Lozano, Nicola Busatto, Lara Poles, Alice Tadiello, Luca Bianco, Richard G F Visser, Eric van de Weg, Fabrizio Costa
Fruit texture is a complex feature composed of mechanical and acoustic properties relying on the modifications occurring in the cell wall throughout fruit development and ripening. Apple is characterized by a large variation in fruit texture behavior that directly impacts both the consumer's appreciation and post-harvest performance. To decipher the genetic control of fruit texture comprehensively, two complementing quantitative trait locus (QTL) mapping approaches were employed. The first was represented by a pedigree-based analysis (PBA) carried out on six full-sib pedigreed families, while the second was a genome-wide association study (GWAS) performed on a collection of 233 apple accessions...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
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