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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942448/antagomirs-targeting-microrna-134-increase-limk1-levels-after-experimental-seizures-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Jiahang Sun, Xiaoying Gao, Dawei Meng, Yang Xu, Xichun Wang, Xin Gu, Mian Guo, Xiaodong Shao, Hongwen Yan, Chuanlu Jiang, Yongri Zheng
BACKGROUND: MiR-134 is enriched in dendrites of hippocampal neurons and plays crucial roles in the progress of epilepsy. The present study aims to investigate the effects of antagomirs targeting miroRNA-134 (Ant-134) on limk1 expression and the binding of miR-134 and limk1 in experimental seizure. METHODS: Status epilepticus (SE) rat model was established by lithium chloride-pilocarpine injection and was treated with Ant-134 by intracerebroventricular injection...
September 22, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911018/wilted-cucumber-plants-infected-by-fusarium-oxysporum-f-sp-cucumerinum-do-not-suffer-from-water-shortage
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Yuming Sun, Min Wang, Yingrui Li, Zechen Gu, Ning Ling, Qirong Shen, Shiwei Guo
Background and Aims: Fusarium wilt is primarily a soil-borne disease and results in yield loss and quality decline in cucumber (Cucumis sativus). The main symptom of fusarium wilt is the wilting of entire plant, which could be caused by a fungal toxin(s) or blockage of water transport. To investigate whether this wilt arises from water shortage, the physiological responses of hydroponically grown cucumber plants subjected to water stress using polyethylene glycol (PEG, 6000) were compared with those of plants infected with Fusarium oxysporum f...
September 1, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28832738/multimodal-assessment-of-patients-with-chronic-central-serous-chorioretinopathy
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Karlos Ítalo Souza Viana, Pedro M Souza Leão, Letícia Fernandes, Rubens Siqueira, Jefferson Ribeiro, Rodrigo Jorge
PURPOSE: To examine differences between fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICG) findings in patients with chronic central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC), comparing these with optical coherence tomography (OCT) findings. METHODS: Ten consecutive patients with chronic CSC (19 eyes; 7 men; mean age, 50.7 ± 8.4 years) underwent multimodal evaluation that included FA, ICG, and OCT (Spectralis HRA-OCT, Heidelberg Engineering, Heidelberg, Germany)...
June 2017: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28802377/an-innovative-approach-to-improve-ear-nose-and-throat-surgical-access-for-remote-living-cape-york-indigenous-children
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Susan P Jacups, Denise Newman, Deborah Dean, Ann Richards, Kate M McConnon
INTRODUCTION: On a background of high rates of severe otitis media (OM) with associated hearing loss, children from the Torres Strait and Cape York region requiring ear, nose and throat (ENT) surgery, faced waiting times exceeding three years. After numerous clinical safety incidents were raised, indicating a failure of the current system to deliver appropriate care, the governing Hospital and Health service opted to deliver surgical care through an alternate process. ENT surgeries were performed on 16 consented children from two remote locations via the private health care system, funded by a health provider partnership...
September 2017: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790881/contrasting-coping-styles-meet-the-wall-a-dopamine-driven-dichotomy-in-behavior-and-cognition
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Erik Höglund, Patricia I M Silva, Marco A Vindas, Øyvind Øverli
Individual variation in the ability to modify previously learned behavior is an important dimension of trait correlations referred to as coping styles, behavioral syndromes or personality. These trait clusters have been shaped by natural selection, and underlying control mechanisms are often conserved throughout vertebrate evolution. In teleost fishes, behavioral flexibility and coping style have been studied in the high (HR) and low-responsive (LR) rainbow trout lines. Generally, proactive LR trout show a behavior guided by previously learned routines, while HR trout show a more flexible behavior relying on environmental cues...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665292/hydrodynamics-of-mangrove-type-root-models-the-effect-of-porosity-spacing-ratio-and-flexibility-i-i-i-i
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Amirkhosro Kazemi, Keith Van de Riet, Oscar M Curet
Mangrove trees play a prominent role in coastal tropic and subtropical regions, providing habitats for many organisms and protecting shorelines against high energy flows. In particular, the species <i>Rhizophora mang</i>le (red mangrove) exhibits complex cluster roots interacting with different hydrological flow conditions. To better understand the resilience of mangrove trees, we modeled the roots as a collection of cylinders with a circular pattern subject to unidirectional flow. We investigated the effect of porosity and spacing ratio between roots by varying both the diameter of the patch, <i>D</i>, and inset cylinders,<i> d</i>...
June 30, 2017: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601606/size-and-time-dependent-growth-properties-of-human-induced-pluripotent-stem-cells-in-the-culture-of-single-aggregate
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Suman C Nath, Masanobu Horie, Eiji Nagamori, Masahiro Kino-Oka
Aggregate culture of human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) is a promising method to obtain high number of cells for cell therapy applications. This study quantitatively evaluated the effects of initial cell number and culture time on the growth of hiPSCs in the culture of single aggregate. Small size aggregates ((1.1 ± 0.4) × 10(1)-(2.8 ± 0.5) × 10(1) cells/aggregate) showed a lower growth rate in comparison to medium size aggregates ((8.8 ± 0.8) × 10(1)-(6.8 ± 1.1) × 10(2) cells/aggregate) during early-stage of culture (24-72 h)...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Bioscience and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592108/geometrical-effect-in-2d-nanopores
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Ke Liu, Martina Lihter, Aditya Sarathy, Sabina Caneva, Hu Qiu, Davide Deiana, Vasiliki Tileli, Duncan T L Alexander, Stephan Hofmann, Dumitru Dumcenco, Andras Kis, Jean-Pierre Leburton, Aleksandra Radenovic
A long-standing problem in the application of solid-state nanopores is the lack of the precise control over the geometry of artificially formed pores compared to the well-defined geometry in their biological counterpart, that is, protein nanopores. To date, experimentally investigated solid-state nanopores have been shown to adopt an approximately circular shape. In this Letter, we investigate the geometrical effect of the nanopore shape on ionic blockage induced by DNA translocation using triangular h-BN nanopores and approximately circular molybdenum disulfide (MoS2) nanopores...
June 13, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28569795/cystatin-c-as-a-potential-therapeutic-mediator-against-parkinson-s-disease-via-vegf-induced-angiogenesis-and-enhanced-neuronal-autophagy-in-neurovascular-units
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Jing Zou, Zhaoyu Chen, Xiaobo Wei, Zhigang Chen, Yongmei Fu, Xiaoyan Yang, Dan Chen, Rui Wang, Peter Jenner, Jia-Hong Lu, Min Li, Zhuohua Zhang, Beisha Tang, Kunlin Jin, Qing Wang
Cystatin C (CYS C, Cst3) is an endogenous cysteine protease inhibitor that plays neuroprotective roles in neurodegenerative diseases. We aimed to explore the association of CYS C with Parkinson's disease (PD) models and investigate its involvement in the role of neurovascular units (NVUs) in PD neuro-pathogenesis. We used A53T α-synuclein (SNCA) transgenic mice and 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned DAergic PC12 cells as experimental PD models to investigate the mechanisms behind this association. The injections of CYS C were administered to the right substantia nigra (SN) of A53T SNCA transgenic mice to measure the effects of CYS C in transgenic A53T SNCA mice...
June 1, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28562359/blockage-of-foxp3-transcription-factor-dimerization-and-foxp3-aml1-interaction-inhibits-t-regulatory-cell-activity-sequence-optimization-of-a-peptide-inhibitor
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Teresa Lozano, Marta Gorraiz, Aritz Lasarte-Cía, Marta Ruiz, Obdulia Rabal, Julen Oyarzabal, Sandra Hervás-Stubbs, Diana Llopiz, Pablo Sarobe, Jesús Prieto, Noelia Casares, Juan José Lasarte
Although T regulatory cells (Treg) are essential for the prevention of autoimmune diseases, their immunoregulatory function restrains the induction of immune responses against cancer. Thus, development of inhibitors of FOXP3, a key transcription factor for the immunosuppressive activity of Treg, might give new therapeutic opportunities. In a previous work we identified a peptide (named P60) able to enter into the cells, bind to FOXP3, and impair Treg activity in vitro and in vivo. Here we show that P60 binds to the intermediate region of FOXP3 and inhibits its homodimerization as well as its interaction with the transcription factor AML1...
May 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523092/management-of-a-life-threatening-bleeding-following-extraction-of-deciduous-second-molar-related-to-a-capillary-haemangioma
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REVIEW
Amr Amin Ghanem, Yasser Nabil El Hadidi
Various forms of vascular lesion affect the head and neck region. The head and neck vascular lesions are classified into neoplasms and malformations. Neoplasm presents either as hemangioma or lymphangioma; neoplasm usually presents in young age compared with vascular malformation. A 9-year-old female patient presented to the outpatient clinic referred from the department of pedodontics after extraction of a right mandibular second deciduous molar. Extraction was done by dental GP in outpatient clinic. Massive bleeding followed the extraction...
June 2017: Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502629/the-inhibitory-effects-of-levo-tetrahydropalmatine-on-rat-kv1-5-channels-expressed-in-hek293-cells
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Kai Li, Ming-Shan Pi, Xian-Tao Li
Levo-tetrahydropalmatine (l-THP) exerts various pharmacological effects on neural and cardiac tissues and K(+) channel can be one of its multiple targets. The rapidly activating Kv1.5 channel is expressed in a variety of tissues including atrial cells and hippocampal neurons, and has an essential role in tuning the action potential and excitability in those cells. The aim of current study is to explore whether there are the possible effects of l-THP on Kv1.5 channels expressed in HEK293 cells. Superfusion of l-THP led to a dose-dependent blockage of Kv1...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500221/ubiquitin-c-terminal-hydrolase-l1-uch-l1-promotes-hippocampus-dependent-memory-via-its-deubiquitinating-effect-on-trkb
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Yun-Yun Guo, Yi Lu, Yuan Zheng, Xiao-Rong Chen, Jun-Lu Dong, Rong-Rong Yuan, Shu-Hong Huang, Hui Yu, Yue Wang, Zhe-Yu Chen, Bo Su
Multiple studies have established that brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) plays a critical role in the regulation of synaptic plasticity via its receptor, TrkB. In addition to being phosphorylated, TrkB has also been demonstrated to be ubiquitinated. However, the mechanisms of TrkB ubiquitination and its biological functions remain poorly understood. In this study, we demonstrate that ubiquitin C-terminal hydrolase L1 (UCH-L1) promotes contextual fear conditioning learning and memory via the regulation of ubiquitination of TrkB...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435125/the-blockage-of-ventromedial-hypothalamus-crf-type-2-receptors-impairs-escape-responses-in-the-elevated-t-maze
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Mariana S C F Silva, Thaissa M O Souza, Bruno A Pereira, Daniel A Ribeiro, Isabel C Céspedes, Jackson C Bittencourt, Milena B Viana
In a previous study, the administration of corticotrophin-releasing factor (CRF) into the dorsomedial hypothalamus (DMH), a region that modulates defensive reactions, was shown to facilitate elevated T-maze (ETM) avoidance responses, an anxiogenic-like effect. Intra-DMH administration of the CRF type 1 receptor (CRFR1) antagonist antalarmin induced anxiolytic-like effects and counteracted the anxiogenic effects of CRF. The present study further investigates the role played by CRF receptors of the medial hypothalamus in anxiety...
June 30, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28292886/optical-probing-of-gastrocnemius-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-characterizes-myopathic-biochemical-alterations-and-correlates-with-stage-of-disease
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Ryan A Becker, Kim Cluff, Nithyanandhi Duraisamy, Hootan Mehraein, Hussam Farhoud, Tracie Collins, George P Casale, Iraklis I Pipinos, Jeyamkondan Subbiah
Peripheral artery disease (PAD) is a condition caused by atherosclerotic blockages in the arteries supplying the lower limbs and is characterized by ischemia of the leg, progressive myopathy, and increased risk of limb loss. The affected leg muscles undergo significant changes of their biochemistry and metabolism including variations in the levels of many key proteins, lipids, and nucleotides. The mechanisms behind these changes are poorly understood. The objective of this study was to correlate the severity of the PAD disease stage and associated hemodynamic limitation (determined by the ankle brachial index, ABI) in the legs of the patients with alterations in the biochemistry of chronically ischemic leg muscle as determined by ATR-Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy...
March 2017: Physiological Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212931/uv-protective-poly-lactic-acid-rosin-films-for-sustainable-packaging
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Meenu Narayanan, Sravanthi Loganathan, Ravi Babu Valapa, Sabu Thomas, T O Varghese
Recently, biopolymer based plastic materials are regarded as potential alternative for conventional plastics of fossil fuel origin in order to compensate depleting petroleum resources and address environmental pollution issues. Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) is one among the biopolymers which is rapidly commercialized for food packaging application. However, the demerits accompanied with PLA like brittle nature, slower crystallization rate, poor gas barrier and high ultraviolet radiation transmission properties confines its commercial application in food packaging sector...
June 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191460/assessment-of-influences-of-stenoses-in-right-carotid-artery-on-left-carotid-artery-using-wall-stress-marker
#17
Arindam Bit, Dushali Ghagare, Albert A Rizvanov, Himadri Chattopadhyay
Purpose. Atherosclerosis is a diseased condition of blood vessel. It causes partial blockage in lumen of vessel and affects hemodynamic of localized flowing blood. Complex geometries like region of bifurcation also affects hemodynamic to a larger extent. Complexity further increases in presence of stenoses at region of bifurcation. Such morphological change in vessel largely affects parent as well as corresponding sister and daughter vessels. In this paper, complexity in hemodynamic of blood in pair of carotid arteries (left and right carotid arteries) is evaluated in presence of stenoses at basilar segment of right artery in three-dimensional domain using reconstructed tomographic images of patient...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102346/human-p53-interacts-with-the-elongating-rnapii-complex-and-is-required-for-the-release-of-actinomycin-d-induced-transcription-blockage
#18
Barbara N Borsos, Ildikó Huliák, Hajnalka Majoros, Zsuzsanna Ujfaludi, Ákos Gyenis, Peter Pukler, Imre M Boros, Tibor Pankotai
The p53 tumour suppressor regulates the transcription initiation of selected genes by binding to specific DNA sequences at their promoters. Here we report a novel role of p53 in transcription elongation in human cells. Our data demonstrate that upon transcription elongation blockage, p53 is associated with genes that have not been reported as its direct targets. p53 could be co-immunoprecipitated with active forms of DNA-directed RNA polymerase II subunit 1 (RPB1), highlighting its association with the elongating RNA polymerase II...
January 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27983906/-b-cell-non-hodgkin-s-lymphoma-with-the-involvement-of-inferior-turbinate-a-case-report
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Hasan Çetiner, Erol Keleş, Gülşah Kaygusuz, Yavuz Sultan Selim Yıldırım, Duygu Kankaya
The non-Hodgkin's lymphoma is a significant malignant disease that can involve in the extranodal region of the head and neck. It does not show any specific symptoms when it resides in this region. Swelling, pain and ulceration are important clinical findings. In this article, we report a 57-year-old male patient diagnosed with B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma by histopathologic examination, who had nasal blockage, snoring and headache complaints for one year, whose endoscopic nasal examination revealed a mass arising from the right inferior turbinate and the mass was removed surgically by endoscopic approach...
November 2016: Kulak Burun Boğaz Ihtisas Dergisi: KBB, Journal of Ear, Nose, and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935059/rna-polymerase-i-dependent-transcription-coupled-nucleotide-excision-repair-of-uv-induced-dna-lesions-at-transcription-termination-sites-in-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#20
François Peyresaubes, Carlos Zeledon, Laetitia Guintini, Romain Charton, Alexia Muguet, Antonio Conconi
If not repaired, ultraviolet light-induced DNA damage can lead to genome instability. Nucleotide excision repair (NER) of UV photoproducts is generally fast in the coding region of genes, where RNA polymerase-II (RNAP2) arrest at damage sites and trigger transcription-coupled NER (TC-NER). In Saccharomyces cerevisiae, there is RNA polymerase-I (RNAP1)-dependent TC-NER, but this process remains elusive. Therefore, we wished to characterize TC-NER efficiency in different regions of the rDNA locus: where RNAP1 are present at high density and start transcription elongation, where the elongation rate is slow, and in the transcription terminator where RNAP1 pause, accumulate and then are released...
December 9, 2016: Photochemistry and Photobiology
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