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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635254/sudoku-like-lab-on-paper-cyto-device-with-dual-enhancement-of-electrochemiluminescence-intermediates-strategy
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Hongmei Yang, Yan Zhang, Li Li, Lina Zhang, Feifei Lan, Jinghua Yu
This paper describes the design and construction of sudoku-like lab-on-paper platform, in which dual enhancement of reaction intermediates strategy was incorporated for multiplexed competitive electrochemiluminescence (ECL) cyto-assay. Benefit from the sudoku-like structure, integrated multifunction were obtained on such elaborately devised platform, including specific reagents storage, multiple samples immobilization, residual automatic washing, and signal collection. By utilizing semicarbazide (SE) and silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) as dual enhancers, more ECL intermediates could be obtained in the graphene quantum dots (GQDs) and peroxydisulfate system, resulting in the production of more excited state GQDs to emit light...
June 21, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630529/effect-of-cyto-chemokine-degradation-in-effective-intercellular-communication-distances
#2
V K Gupta
Many complex biological processes such as cell differentiation, cell proliferation, and cell motility are governed by cell signaling. This mode of intercellular communication is of paramount importance for tissue function and ultimately for entire organism. In intercellular communication cells secrete signaling molecules such as cyto/chemokines which diffuse through the surrounding medium and eventually bind to receptors on other cells whereby the signal transduction is completed. An accurate estimation of the effective communication distances and the time scale on which signaling takes place are important for the interpretation of cell and organ physiology and ultimately in the effective and efficient chemotactically driven tissue engineering...
February 15, 2017: Physica A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629357/xuefuzhuyu-decoction-protected-cardiomyocytes-against-hypoxia-reoxygenation-injury-by-inhibiting-autophagy
#3
Xiaowen Shi, Haiyan Zhu, Yuanyuan Zhang, Mingmei Zhou, Danli Tang, Huamin Zhang
BACKGROUND: XuefuZhuyu decoction (XFZY) is a well-known traditional Chinese herbal medicine for the treatment of various cardiovascular diseases, such as unstable angina pectoris and myocardial ischemia-reperfusion injury. However, the mechanism by which XFZY contributes to the amelioration of cardiac injury remains unclear. METHODS: H9C2 cells were cultured under the hypoxic condition for 10 h and reoxygenated for 2 h. In the presence of various concentrations of XFZY for 12 h, the cell viability was measured by MTT assay...
June 19, 2017: BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628137/-antagonistic-effect-of-quercetin-on-pm2-5-toxicity-in-the-rat-s-embryonic-development-in-vitro
#4
A Q Fan, J Q Feng, W Liu, M J Zhang, T Liu, Y L Zhou, Y J Xu
OBJECTIVE: To explore the antagonistic effect of quercetin on fine particulate matter (PM2.5)-induced embryonic developmental toxicity in vitro. METHODS: PM2.5 was collected on glass fiber filters by PM2.5 samplers during the heating period of Dec. 2015 to Mar. 2016 in an area of Haidian District, Beijing City. The sampled filters were cut into 1 cm×3 cm pieces followed by sonication. The PM2.5 suspension was filtered into a 10 cm glass dish through 8 layers of sterile carbasus and stored at -80 °C until freeze drying...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627346/-study-on-rac1-mapk-erk-pathway-mediated-mechanism-and-role-in-rats-with-ventilator-induced-lung-injury
#5
Guanghua Tao, Linghui Pan, Ren Jing, Fei Lin, Huijun Dai, Wanyun Ge
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of Ras-related C3 botulinum toxin substrate 1/mitogen-activated protein kinase/extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Rac1/MAPK/ERK) signal pathway in rats with ventilator induced lung injury (VILI) and its mechanism. METHODS: Thirty Sprague-Dawley (SD) rats were randomly divided into spontaneous respiration group, normal tidal volume (VT) group and high VT group with 10 rats in each group. The rats in spontaneous respiration group were kept their spontaneous breathing...
March 2017: Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624391/efficacy-of-melatonin-il-25-and-siil-17b-in-tumorigenesis-associated-properties-of-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#6
Gabriela Bottaro Gelaleti, Thaiz Ferraz Borin, Larissa Bazela Maschio-Signorini, Marina Gobbe Moschetta, Bruna Victorasso Jardim-Perassi, Guilherme Berto Calvinho, Mariana Castilho Facchini, Alicia M Viloria-Petit, Debora Aparecida Pires de Campos Zuccari
Mammary tumorigenesis can be modulated by melatonin, which has oncostatic action mediated by multiple mechanisms, including the inhibition of the activity of transcription factors such as NF-κB and modulation of interleukins (ILs) expression. IL-25 is an active cytokine that induces apoptosis in tumor cells due to differential expression of its receptor (IL-17RB). IL-17B competes with IL-25 for binding to IL-17RB in tumor cells, promoting tumorigenesis. This study purpose is to address the possibility of engaging IL-25/IL-17RB signaling to enhance the effect of melatonin on breast cancer cells...
June 14, 2017: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618997/vdac1-as-a-player-in-mitochondria-mediated-apoptosis-and-target-for-modulating-apoptosis
#7
Varda Shoshan-Barmatz, Yakov Krelin, Quan Chen
The voltage-dependent anion channel 1 (VDAC1), an outer mitochondria membrane protein, functions as a mitochondrial governor, controlling transport of metabolites in and out of the mitochondria and energy production, while also coordinating glycolysis and oxidative phosphorylation (OXPHOS). . VDAC1 plays a key role in mitochondria-mediated apoptosis by functioning in the release of apoptotic proteins located in the inter-membranal space (IMS) and due to its association with pro- and anti-apoptotic proteins...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612331/isolation-and-characterization-of-trophoblasts-from-enzymatic-explants-of-human-term-placenta
#8
Tamara D Kolokoltsova, Irina N Saburina, Irina M Zurina, Anastasia A Gorkun, Nastasia V Kosheleva, Vadim S Repin, Rimma A Poltavtseva, Gennady T Sukhikh
In the present study, we describe a new method of isolation and culture of human villous and extravillous trophoblasts from term placenta. The cultivation of trypsinized placental villous tissue explants, followed by the isolation of cells from outgrowth islets allows for obtaining a cytotrophoblast subpopulation that is free from contamination by other cell types. Compared to other methods, our protocol is mild, simple and effective, does not request costly reagents and provides isolation of the mononuclear cytotrophoblast cell populations free from contamination by other types of placental cells...
June 13, 2017: Human Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604947/-application-of-snp-array-technology-in-the-genetic-analysis-of-pediatric-patients-with-growth-retardation
#9
Shiyu Luo, Chunyun Fu, Shujie Zhang, Jin Wang, Xin Fan, Jingsi Luo, Rongyu Chen, Xuyun Hu, Haisong Qin, Chuan Li, Shan Ou, Qifei Li, Shaoke Chen
OBJECTIVE: To explore the value of single nucleotide polymorphism array (SNP-array) for the analysis of pediatric patients with growth retardation. METHODS: One hundred eighty one children with growth retardation were enrolled. DNA was extracted from peripheral samples from the patients, and whole genome copy number variations (CNVs) were detected using Illumina Human Cyto SNP-12. All identified CNVs were further analyzed with reference to databases including ClinGen, ClinVar, DECIPHER, OMIM and DGV as well as comprehensive review of literature from PubMed to determine their pathogenicity...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue Yi Chuan Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Yixue Yichuanxue Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Medical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602914/investigation-of-rabies-virus-glycoprotein-carboxyl-terminus-as-an-in%C3%A2-vitro-predictive-tool-of-neurovirulence-a-3r-approach
#10
Wonhyo Seo, Christophe Prehaud, Zakir Khan, Claude Sabeta, Monique Lafon
In the field of live viral vaccines production, there is an unmet need for in vitro tests complying a 3R approach (Refine, Replace and Reduce the use of animal experimentation) to replace the post-licensing safety tests currently assayed in animals. Here, we performed a pilot study evaluating whether virulence of rabies virus, RABV, can be forecast by an in vitro test of neurite outgrowth. The rationale to use neurite outgrowth as a read-out for this test is based on the salient property of the cytoplasmic domain of the G-protein (Cyto-G) of virulent RABV strains - not of attenuated RABV strains - to stimulate neurite outgrowth in vitro...
June 8, 2017: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600967/mechanisms-of-cell-competition-emerging-from-drosophila-studies
#11
Nicholas E Baker
Cell competition was described in Drosophila as the loss from mosaic tissues of otherwise viable cells heterozygous for Ribosomal protein mutations ('Minutes'). Cell competition has now been described to occur between multiple other genotypes, such as cells differing in myc expression levels, or mutated for neoplastic tumor suppressors. Recent studies implicate innate immunity components, and possibly mechanical stress, compression and cell intercalation as a consequence of differential growth rates in competitive cell death...
June 7, 2017: Current Opinion in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598994/asarone-from-acori-tatarinowii-rhizome-prevents-oxidative-stress-induced-cell-injury-in-cultured-astrocytes-a-signaling-triggered-by-akt-activation
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Kelly Y C Lam, Ping Yao, Huaiyou Wang, Ran Duan, Tina T X Dong, Karl W K Tsim
Acori Tatarinowii Rhizome (ATR; the dried rhizome of Acori tatarinowii Schott) is a well-known herb being used for mental disorder in China and Asia. Volatile oil is considered as the active ingredient of ATR, and asarones account for more than 90% of total volatile oil. Here, the protective effects of ATR oil and asarones, both α-asarone and β-asarone, were probed in cultured rat astrocytes. The cyto-protective effect of ATR oil and asarones against tBHP-induced astrocyte injury was revealed, and additionally ATR oil and asarones reduced the tBHP-induced intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS) accumulation...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596993/segmenting-subregions-of-the-human-hippocampus-on-structural-magnetic-resonance-image-scans-an-illustrated-tutorial
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Marshall A Dalton, Peter Zeidman, Daniel N Barry, Elaine Williams, Eleanor A Maguire
BACKGROUND: The hippocampus plays a central role in cognition, and understanding the specific contributions of its subregions will likely be key to explaining its wide-ranging functions. However, delineating substructures within the human hippocampus in vivo from magnetic resonance image scans is fraught with difficulties. To our knowledge, the extant literature contains only brief descriptions of segmentation procedures used to delineate hippocampal subregions in magnetic resonance imaging/functional magnetic resonance imaging studies...
2017: Brain and neuroscience advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594407/egr-1-aspp1-inter-regulatory-loop-promotes-apoptosis-by-inhibiting-cyto-protective-autophagy
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Kunming Zhao, Miao Yu, Yifu Zhu, Dong Liu, Qiong Wu, Ying Hu
The decrease of ASPP1 (Apoptosis-Stimulating Protein of p53 1), a known p53 activator, has been linked to carcinogenesis and the cytotoxic resistance in various cancers, yet the underlying mechanisms of ASPP1 expression and its complex functions are not yet clear. Here, we report that ASPP1 forms an inter-regulatory loop with Early Growth Response 1 (EGR-1), and promotes apoptosis via inhibiting cyto-protective autophagy, independent of the well-documented p53-dependent mechanisms. We show that ASPP1 mRNA and protein were remarkably elevated by ectopic EGR-1 expression or endogenous EGR-1 activation, in cells with different tissue origins and p53 status...
June 8, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588482/antioxidant-effect-of-fructus-ligustri-lucidi-aqueous-extract-in-ovariectomized-rats-is-mediated-through-nox4-ros-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway
#15
Lili Wang, Rufeng Ma, Yubo Guo, Jing Sun, Haixia Liu, Ruyuan Zhu, Chenyue Liu, Jun Li, Lin Li, Beibei Chen, Liping Sun, Jinfa Tang, Dandan Zhao, Fangfang Mo, Jianzhao Niu, Guangjian Jiang, Min Fu, Dieter Brömme, Dongwei Zhang, Sihua Gao
Purpose: This study is designed to explore whether Fructus ligustri lucidi (FLL) exhibits antioxidant effect in ovariectomized (OVX) rats, and to identify the signaling pathway involved in this process. Methods: OVX rats were treated with FLL aqueous extract (3.5 g/kg) for 12 weeks. Serum, uteri, and tibias were harvested from the rats and the levels of total antioxidant capacity (TAC), nitric oxide (NO), malondialdehyde (MDA), 8-hydroxy-desoxyguanosine (8-OHdG), and superoxide dismutase (SOD) were determined...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586727/cobalt-and-titanium-nanoparticles-influence-on-mesenchymal-stem-cell-elasticity-and-turgidity
#16
Emily Callard Preedy, Stefano Perni, Polina Prokopovich
Bone cells are damaged by wear particles originating from total joint replacement implants. We investigated Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) nanomechanical properties when exposed to cobalt and titanium nanoparticles (resembling wear debris) of different sizes for up to 3days using AFM nanoindentation; along with flow-cytometry and MTT assay. The results demonstrated that cells exposed to increasing concentrations of nanoparticles had a lower value of elasticity and spring constant without significant effect on cell metabolic activity and viability but some morphological alteration (bleeping)...
May 10, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573250/the-use-of-rheum-palmatum-l-in-the-treatment-of-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-a-meta-analysis-of-randomized-controlled-trials
#17
Tie-Zhu Yang, Yan Liu, Yue-Yun Liu, Xiu-Fang Ding, Jia-Xu Chen, Mei-Jing Kou, Xiao-Juan Zou
BACKGROUND: Chinese medicine theory shows that "lung being connected with large intestine", and the modern western medicine also shows that the lung and intestinal tract affect each other in physiological and pathological conditions. If the lung ventilation dysfunction is caused by inflammatory exudate or secretions obstruction of the small airway ventilation, blood gas partial pressure is increased and intestinal gas absorption difficulty may lead to intestinal inflation and dysfunction (Wang N et al...
2017: African Journal of Traditional, Complementary, and Alternative Medicines: AJTCAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28555323/liquid-based-endometrial-cytology-associated-with-curettage-in-the-investigation-of-endometrial-carcinoma-in-a-population-of-1987-women
#18
Xi Yang, Ke Ma, Rui Chen, Jian Zhao, Cheng Wu, Naiyi Zhang, Xiuhua Ma, Ying Dong, Sainan Zhu, Qinping Liao
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic accuracy of liquid-based endometrial cytology, in comparison with histology. METHODS: 1987 patients scheduled for hysteroscopy were enrolled in this study. All patients proceeded sequentially through endometrial cytology, hysteroscopy and then dilatation and curettage (D&C). Cytology sampling was performed by brushing the uterus cavity using SAP-1 and the sample was prepared to liquid-based smear using SurePath technology...
May 29, 2017: Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28553634/neural-stem-cell-plasticity-advantages-in-therapy-for-the-injured-central-nervous-system
#19
REVIEW
Linda Ottoboni, Arianna Merlini, Gianvito Martino
The physiological and pathological properties of the neural germinal stem cell niche have been well-studied in the past 30 years, mainly in animals and within given limits in humans, and knowledge is available for the cyto-architectonic structure, the cellular components, the timing of development and the energetic maintenance of the niche, as well as for the therapeutic potential and the cross talk between neural and immune cells. In recent years we have gained detailed understanding of the potentiality of neural stem cells (NSCs), although we are only beginning to understand their molecular, metabolic, and epigenetic profile in physiopathology and, further, more can be invested to measure quantitatively the activity of those cells, to model in vitro their therapeutic responses or to predict interactions in silico...
2017: Frontiers in Cell and Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552733/flt3-ligand-regulates-thymic-precursor-cells-and-hematopoietic-stem-cells-through-interactions-with-cxcr4-and-the-marrow-niche
#20
Kirsten M Williams, Amber R Moore, Philip J Lucas, Juin Wang, Catherine V Bare, Ronald E Gress
Impaired immune reconstitution after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is attributed in part to impaired thymopoiesis. Recent data suggest that precursor input may be a point of regulation for the thymus. We hypothesized that administration of FLT3 Ligand (FLT3L) would enhance thymopoiesis following adoptive transfer of aged FLT3L treated marrow to Lupron-treated aged hosts by increasing murine HSC (LSK cells) trafficking and survival. In murine models of aged and young hosts, we show that FLT3L enhances thymopoiesis in aged Lupron-treated hosts through increased survival and export of LSK cells via CXCR4 regulation...
May 25, 2017: Experimental Hematology
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