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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786973/amniotic-fluid-lactic-acid-and-matrix-metalloproteinase-8-levels-at-the-time-of-fetal-surgery-for-a-spine-defect-association-with-subsequent-premature-preterm-rupture-of-membranes
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Antonio F Moron, Aikaterini Athanasiou, Mauricio Barbosa, Herbene J Milani, Stephanno G Sarmento, Sergio Cavalheiro, Steven S Witkin
OBJECTIVE: In utero fetal surgery to correct incomplete closure of the spinal cord lessens the extent of permanent damage but is associated with preterm premature rupture of membranes (pPROM). We determined if compounds in amniotic fluid (AF) collected at the time of surgery predicted subsequent development of pPROM. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Hospitals in Sao Paulo, Brazil. POPULATION: Twenty four consecutive pregnant women at 24-26 weeks gestation seen between February and October 2017 with a singleton pregnancy underwent in utero surgery to correct an open spinal defect in their fetus...
May 22, 2018: BJOG: An International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786969/hippocampal-lipidome-and-transcriptome-profile-alterations-triggered-by-acute-exposure-of-mice-to-gsm-1800-mhz-mobile-phone-radiation-an-exploratory-study
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Adamantia F Fragopoulou, Alexandros Polyzos, Maria-Despoina Papadopoulou, Anna Sansone, Areti K Manta, Evangelos Balafas, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Aikaterini Skouroliakou, Chryssostomos Chatgilialoglu, Alexandros Georgakilas, Dimitrios J Stravopodis, Carla Ferreri, Dimitris Thanos, Lukas H Margaritis
BACKGROUND: The widespread use of wireless devices during the last decades is raising concerns about adverse health effects of the radiofrequency electromagnetic radiation (RF-EMR) emitted from these devices. Recent research is focusing on unraveling the underlying mechanisms of RF-EMR and potential cellular targets. The "omics" high-throughput approaches are powerful tools to investigate the global effects of RF-EMR on cellular physiology. METHODS: In this work, C57BL/6 adult male mice were whole-body exposed (nE xp  = 8) for 2 hr to GSM 1800 MHz mobile phone radiation at an average electric field intensity range of 4...
May 22, 2018: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786894/the-prognostic-role-of-phase-angle-in-advanced-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Mayane Marinho Esteves Pereira, Mariana Dos Santos Campello Queiroz, Nathália Masiero Cavalcanti de Albuquerque, Juliana Rodrigues, Emanuelly Varea Maria Wiegert, Larissa Calixto-Lima, Livia Costa de Oliveira
Phase angle (PA) is a ratio between the reactance and resistance obtained by bioelectric impedance analysis and has been interpreted as a cell membrane integrity indicator and a predictor of total body cell mass. A low PA may suggest deterioration of the cell membrane, which in advanced cancer patients may result in a reduced overall survival (OS). This systematic review sought to investigate the current evidence regarding whether there is an association between PA and OS in patients with advanced cancer (ie, metastatic disease)...
May 22, 2018: Nutrition in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786746/luteolin-induces-myelodysplastic-syndrome%C3%A2-derived-cell-apoptosis-via-the-p53%C3%A2-dependent-mitochondrial-signaling-pathway-mediated-by-reactive-oxygen-species
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Weimin Dong, Yan Lin, Yang Cao, Yue Liu, Xiaobao Xie, Weiying Gu
Luteolin, a common dietary flavonoid, induces the apoptosis of cells in several types of cancer. However, its role in myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) and the potential underlying mechanisms remain to be elucidated. To evaluate the potential benefit and underlying mechanisms of luteolin in MDS cells, the viability of SKM‑1 cells and primary bone marrow (PBM) mononuclear cells from patients with intermediate‑ or high‑risk MDS were assessed using a Cell Counting Kit‑8 assay. The apoptotic features of cell morphology were assessed using Wright‑Giemsa staining, DNA fragmentation was analyzed by agarose gel electrophoresis, and the extent of apoptosis was quantified by flow cytometry (FCM)...
May 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786715/cancer-cell-membrane-coated-magnetic-nanoparticles-for-mr-nir-fluorescence-dual-modal-imaging-and-photodynamic-therapy
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Jiong Li, Xuandong Wang, Dongye Zheng, Xinyi Lin, Zuwu Wei, Da Zhang, Zhuanfang Li, Yun Zhang, Ming Wu, Xiaolong Liu
Theranostic nanoprobes integrated with dual-modal imaging and therapeutic functions, such as photodynamic therapy (PDT), have exhibited significant potency in cancer treatments due to their high imaging accuracy and non-invasive advantages for cancer elimination. However, biocompatibility and highly efficient accumulation of these nanoprobes in tumor are still unsatisfactory for clinical application. In this study, a photosensitizer -loaded magnetic nanobead with surface further coated with a layer of cancer cell membrane (SSAP-Ce6@CCM) was designed to improve the biocompatibility and cellular uptake and ultimately achieve enhanced MR/NIR fluorescence imaging and PDT efficacy...
May 22, 2018: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786690/corrigendum-hiv-1-env-associates-with-hla-c-free-chains-at-the-cell-membrane-modulating-viral-infectivity
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Michela Serena, Francesca Parolini, Priscilla Biswas, Francesca Sironi, Almudena Blanco Miranda, Elisa Zoratti, Maria Teresa Scupoli, Serena Ziglio, Agustin Valenzuela-Fernandez, Davide Gibellini, Maria Grazia Romanelli, Antonio Siccardi, Mauro Malnati, Alberto Beretta, Donato Zipeto
This corrects the article DOI: 10.1038/srep40037.
May 22, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786671/mechanisms-of-action-and-cell-death-associated-with-clostridium-perfringens-toxins
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REVIEW
Mauricio A Navarro, Bruce A McClane, Francisco A Uzal
Clostridium perfringens uses its large arsenal of protein toxins to produce histotoxic, neurologic and intestinal infections in humans and animals. The major toxins involved in diseases are alpha (CPA), beta (CPB), epsilon (ETX), iota (ITX), enterotoxin (CPE), and necrotic B-like (NetB) toxins. CPA is the main virulence factor involved in gas gangrene in humans, whereas its role in animal diseases is limited and controversial. CPB is responsible for necrotizing enteritis and enterotoxemia, mostly in neonatal individuals of many animal species, including humans...
May 22, 2018: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786658/melatonin-as-a-therapy-for-traumatic-brain-injury-a-review-of-published-evidence
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REVIEW
Nicole Osier, Emily McGreevy, Lan Pham, Ava Puccio, Dianxu Ren, Yvette P Conley, Sheila Alexander, C Edward Dixon
Melatonin (MEL) is a hormone that is produced in the brain and is known to bind to MEL-specific receptors on neuronal membranes in several brain regions. MEL's documented neuroprotective properties, low toxicity, and ability to cross the blood-brain-barrier have led to its evaluation for patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI), a condition for which there are currently no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved therapies. The purpose of this manuscript is to summarize the evidence surrounding the use of melatonin after TBI, as well as identify existing gaps and future directions...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786613/biophysics-of-membrane-curvature-remodeling-at-molecular-and-mesoscopic-lengthscales
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Natesan Ramakrishnan, Ryan P Bradley, Richard W Tourdot, Ravi Radhakrishnan
At the micron scale, where cell organelles display an amazing complexity in their shape and organization, the physical properties of a biological membrane can be better-understood using continuum models subject to thermal (stochastic) undulations. Yet, the chief orchestrators of these complex and intriguing shapes are a specialized class of membrane associating often peripheral proteins called curvature remodeling proteins (CRPs) that operate at the molecular level through specific protein-lipid interactions...
May 22, 2018: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786490/gallium-68-psma-11-pet-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-intermediate-or-high-risk-prostate-cancer
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Sonya Youngju Park, Claudia Zacharias, Caitlyn Harrison, Richard E Fan, Christian Kunder, Negin Hatami, Frederik Giesel, Pejman Ghanouni, Bruce Daniel, Andreas M Loening, Geoffrey A Sonn, Andrei Iagaru
Purpose To report the results of dual-time-point gallium 68 (68 Ga) prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-11 positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance (MR) imaging prior to prostatectomy in patients with intermediate- or high-risk cancer. Materials and Methods Thirty-three men who underwent conventional imaging as clinically indicated and who were scheduled for radical prostatectomy with pelvic lymph node dissection were recruited for this study. A mean dose of 4.1 mCi ± 0.7 (151.7 MBq ± 25...
May 16, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786451/annexin-a2-is-a-robo4-ligand-that-modulates-arf6-activation-associated-cerebral-trans-endothelial-permeability
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Wenlu Li, Zhigang Chen, Jing Yuan, Zhanyang Yu, Chongjie Cheng, Qiuchen Zhao, Lena Huang, Katherine A Hajjar, Zhong Chen, Eng H Lo, Haibin Dai, Xiaoying Wang
Blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption in neurological disorders remains an intractable problem with limited therapeutic options. Here, we investigate whether the endothelial cell membrane protein annexin A2 (ANXA2) may play a role in reducing trans-endothelial permeability and maintaining cerebrovascular integrity after injury. Compared with wild-type mice, the expression of cerebral endothelial junctional proteins was reduced in E15.5 and adult ANXA2 knockout mice, along with increased leakage of small molecule tracers...
January 1, 2018: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786441/x-ray-photoelectron-spectroscopy-studies-of-nanoparticles-dispersed-in-static-liquid
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Luan Nguyen, Paul Pengcheng Tao, Huimin Liu, Mohamed Al-Hada, Matteo Amati, Hikmet Sezen, Luca Gregoratti, Yu Tang, Stephen D House, Franklin Feng Tao
For nanoparticles active for chemical and energy transformations in liquid environment, chemistries of surface or near-surface regions of these catalyst nanoparticles in liquid are crucial for fundamentally understanding their catalytic performances at a molecular level. Compared to catalysis at a solid-gas interface, there is very limited information on surface of these catalyst nanoparticles under working condition or during catalysis. Photoelectron spectroscopy is a surface-sensitive technique; however, it is challenging to study the surfaces of catalyst nanoparticles dispersed in liquid due to the short inelastic mean free path of photoelectrons travelling in liquid...
May 22, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786429/development-of-a-nanostructured-%C3%AE-mno2-carbon-paper-composite-for-removal-of-ni2-mn2-ions-by-electrosorption
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Pengju Li, Yang Gui, Daniel John Blackwood
Toxic metal ions, such as Ni2+ and Mn2+, in industrial waste streams are non-biodegradable and can cause damage to the human body. Electrochemical cleaning techniques are attractive as they offer more control and produce less sludge than chemical / biological approaches without the high pressures needed for membranes. Here nanoneedle structured α-MnO2/carbon fiber paper (CFP) composites were synthesized by a hydrothermal approach and used as electrodes for combined electro-adsorption and capacitive deionization removal of nickel and manganese ions from pseudo industrial waste streams...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786428/electrochemical-impedance-spectroscopy-for-real-time-detection-of-lipid-membrane-damage-based-on-a-porous-self-assembly-monolayer-support
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Meng Zhang, Qingyu Zhai, Liping Wan, Li Chen, Yu Peng, Chunyan Deng, Juan Xiang, Jiawei Yan
Layer-by-layer dissolution and permeable pore formation are two typical membrane damage pathways, which induce membrane function disorder and result in serious disease, such as Alzheimer's disease, Keshan disease, Sickle-cell disease and so on. To effectively distinguish and sensitively monitor these two typical membrane damage pathways, a facile electrochemical impedance strategy was developed on a porous self-assembly monolayer (pSAM) supported bilayer lipid membrane (BLM). The pSAM was prepared by selectively electrochemical reductive desorption of the mercaptopropionic acid in a mixed mercaptopropionic acid/11-mercaptoundecanoic acid self-assembled monolayer, which created plenty of nanopores with tens of nanometers in diameter and several nanometers in height (defined as inner-pores)...
May 22, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786417/ultraselective-pebax-membranes-enabled-by-templated-microphase-separation
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Yatao Zhang, Yijia Shen, Jingwei Hou, Yiming Zhang, Winny Fam, Jindun Liu, Thomas D Bennett, Vicki Chen
Block copolymer materials have been considered as promising candidates to fabricate gas separation membranes. This microphase separation affects the polymer chain packing density and molecular separation efficiency. Here we demonstrate a method to template microphase separation within a thin composite Pebax membrane, through the controllable self-assembly of one-dimensional halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) within the thin film via solution casting technique. Crystallisation of the polyamide component is induced at the HNT surface, guiding subsequent crystal growth around the tubular structure...
May 22, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786141/an-inhibitory-antibody-targeting-carbonic-anhydrase-xii-abrogates-chemoresistance-and-significantly-reduces-lung-metastases-in-an-orthotopic-breast-cancer-model-in-vivo
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Bettina von Neubeck, Gabor Gondi, Chiara Riganti, Chenchen Pan, Arnaldo Parra Damas, Hagen Scherb, Ali Ertürk, Reinhard Zeidler
Carbonic Anhydrase XII (CAXII) is a membrane-tethered ectoenzyme involved in intracellular pH regulation and overexpressed across various types of human cancer. Because CAXII inhibition shows antitumour activity in vitro, it is thought that the enzyme is mandatory for maximum tumour growth, above all under hypoxic conditions. Recently, it has been shown that CAXII is co-expressed along with the P-glycoprotein (P-GP) on many tumour cells and that both proteins physically interact. Of interest, blocking CAXII activity also decreases P-GP activity in cancer cells both in vitro and in vivo...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786087/a-comparison-of-23-gauge-and-20-gauge-vitrectomy-for-proliferative-sickle-cell-retinopathy-clinical-outcomes-and-surgical-management
#17
Jason Ho, Anna Grabowska, Marta Ugarte, Mahiul Mk Muqit
AIMS: To report anatomical and functional outcomes in patients with proliferative sickle retinopathy (PSR) who underwent 23-gauge (23G) and 20-gauge (20G) vitrectomy. METHODS: Retrospective consecutive case series of patients who underwent vitreoretinal intervention for complications of PSR between April 2009 and February 2015. Operations were performed at a tertiary referral centre, Moorfields Eye Hospital. Visual acuity and anatomical success rates were evaluated for PSR complicated by retinal detachment, tractional vitreous haemorrhage and macular hole...
May 22, 2018: Eye
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786073/integrin-%C3%AE-6%C3%AE-4-src-akt-signaling-induces-cellular-senescence-by-counteracting-apoptosis-in-irradiated-tumor-cells-and-tissues
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Seung Hee Jung, Minyoung Lee, Hyun A Park, Hyung Chul Lee, Donghee Kang, Hyun Jung Hwang, Chanho Park, Dong-Min Yu, Yu Ri Jung, Mi-Na Hong, Yong-Nyun Kim, Heon Joo Park, Young-Gyu Ko, Jae-Seon Lee
Cellular senescence refers to an irreversible growth arrest that is triggered by various intrinsic and extrinsic stresses. Many recent studies have demonstrated that cellular senescence plays a crucial role in the regression of tumors exposed to ionizing radiation (IR), but the underlying mechanism remains unknown. Here we show that the activation of integrin β4 is essential for IR-induced cellular senescence. IR treatment results in the phosphorylation of integrin β4 at tyrosine residue 1510, leading to activation of the integrin α6β4-Src-AKT signaling pathway...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786068/mitochondrial-pip3-binding-protein-fundc2-supports-platelet-survival-via-akt-signaling-pathway
#19
Qi Ma, Chongzhuo Zhu, Weilin Zhang, Na Ta, Rong Zhang, Lei Liu, Du Feng, Heping Cheng, Junling Liu, Quan Chen
Platelets undergo apoptosis in response to a variety of stimuli in the circulation. Mitochondria in platelets are essential for their apoptosis. Specifically, pro-survival protein BCL-xL on mitochondria is the key regulator of platelet lifespan. Here we identify an outer mitochondrial membrane protein FUNDC2 for platelet survival. FUNDC2 knockout mice carrying excessively apoptotic platelets exhibit thrombocytopenia in response to hypoxia. Mechanistically, FUNDC2 binds the lipid PIP3 via its unique, highly conserved N-terminal motif...
May 21, 2018: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786006/rebound-inflammation-after-an-intravitreal-injection-in-vogt-koyanagi-harada-syndrome
#20
Richa Ranjan, Manisha Agarwal
A 43-year-old male with chronic Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome (VKH) presented with subfoveal choroidal neovascular membrane (CNVM) in the right eye with no evidence of active inflammation. He underwent intravitreal bevacizumab and dexamethasone injections. Postinjection he developed fresh keratic precipitates and exudative retinal detachment (RD). He received two more bevacizumab injections with oral corticosteroids and immunosuppressants causing resolution of exudative RD with scarred CNVM. We report this case to highlight that intravitreal injection may act as a trigger for rebound inflammation in VKH patients and may require anti-inflammatory drugs to be started even in the absence of an active inflammation...
June 2018: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
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