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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433888/plasma-derived-exosomes-contribute-to-inflammation-via-the-tlr9-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-pathway-in-chronic-heart-failure-patients
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Wei Ye, Xiaojun Tang, Zhengquan Yang, Chu Liu, Xin Zhang, Jing Jin, Jianxin Lyu
Exosomes are small vesicles that contain proteins, DNA and RNA, and play an important role in inflammation; however, the underlying mechanism remains unclear. In the present study, we found increased plasma-derived exosomes in chronic heart failure patients compared with healthy controls. Further, our data demonstrated that plasma-derived exosomes carried mtDNA, and triggered an inflammatory response via the TLR9-NF-κB pathway, as well, the inflammatory effect was closely related to exosomal mtDNA copy number...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433809/biocorona-formation-on-gold-nanoparticles-modulates-human-proximal-tubule-kidney-cell-uptake-cytotoxicity-and-gene-expression
#2
M T Ortega, J E Riviere, K Choi, N A Monteiro-Riviere
Gold nanoparticles (AuNP) adsorb macromolecules to form a protein corona (PC) after systemic delivery, to which the kidney as the primary excretory organ is constantly exposed. The role of the PC on AuNP cell uptake and toxicity was investigated in vitro in human proximal tubule cells (HPTC) using 40 and 80nm branched polyethylenimine (BPEI), lipoic acid (LA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) coated AuNP with or without (bare) PCs composed of human plasma (HP) or human serum albumin (HSA) for 0.25 to 24h. Time-dependent intracellular uptake, assessed by ICP-MS showed PC modulated cell uptake and cytotoxicity; with bare 40nm BPEI-AuNP showing the greatest responses...
April 19, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433512/effect-of-1-2-3-triazole-salts-non-classical-bioisosteres-of-miltefosine-on-leishmania-amazonensis
#3
Pedro H F Stroppa, Luciana M R Antinarelli, Arturene M L Carmo, Jacy Gameiro, Elaine S Coimbra, Adilson D da Silva
Here, we report the effect of new non-classical bioisosteres of miltefosine on Leishmania amazonensis. Fifteen compounds were synthesized and the compound dhmtAc, containing an acetate anion, a side chain of 10 carbon atoms linked to N-1 and a methyl group linked to N-3, showed high and selective biological activity against L. amazonensis. On the intracellular amastigotes, stages of the parasite related to human disease, the IC50 values were near or similar to the 1.0μM (0.9, 0.8 and 1.0μM on L. amazonensis-WT, and two transgenic L...
March 28, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431025/1h-magnetic-resonance-spectroscopy-of-live-human-sperm
#4
S Reynolds, S J Calvert, M N Paley, A A Pacey
STUDY QUESTION: Can 1H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) be used to obtain information about the molecules and metabolites in live human spermatozoa? SUMMARY ANSWER: Percoll-based density gradient centrifugation (DGC) followed by a further two washing steps, yielded enough sperm with minimal contamination (<0.01%) from seminal fluid to permit effective MRS which detected significant differences (p < 0.05) in the choline/glycerophosphocholine, lipid and lactate regions of the 1H MRS spectrum between sperm in the pellet and those from the 40/80% interface...
April 18, 2017: Molecular Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430637/clinical-utility-of-circulating-cell-free-epstein-barr-virus-dna-in-patients-with-gastric-cancer
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Katsutoshi Shoda, Daisuke Ichikawa, Yuji Fujita, Kiyoshi Masuda, Hidekazu Hiramoto, Junichi Hamada, Tomohiro Arita, Hirotaka Konishi, Toshiyuki Kosuga, Shuhei Komatsu, Atsushi Shiozaki, Kazuma Okamoto, Issei Imoto, Eigo Otsuji
Recent comprehensive molecular subtyping of gastric cancer (GC) identified Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)-positive tumors as a subtype with distinct salient molecular and clinical features. In this study, we aimed to determine the potential utility of circulating cell-free EBV DNA as a biomarker for the detection and/or monitoring of therapeutic response in patients with EBV-associated gastric carcinoma (EBVaGC). The EBV genes-to-ribonuclease P RNA component H1 ratios (EBV ratios) in the GC tumors and plasma samples were determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction in 153 patients with GC, including 14 patients with EBVaGC diagnosed by the conventional method...
February 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430136/therapeutic-effect-of-low-doses-of-acenocoumarol-in-the-course-of-ischemia-reperfusion-induced-acute-pancreatitis-in-rats
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Zygmunt Warzecha, Paweł Sendur, Piotr Ceranowicz, Jakub Cieszkowski, Marcin Dembiński, Ryszard Sendur, Joanna Bonior, Jolanta Jaworek, Tadeusz Ambroży, Rafał Olszanecki, Beata Kuśnierz-Cabala, Kaczmarzyk Tomasz, Romana Tomaszewska, Artur Dembiński
Intravascular activation of coagulation is observed in acute pancreatitis and is related to the severity of this inflammation. The aim of our study was to evaluate the impact of acenocoumarol therapy on the course of acute pancreatitis induced in male rats by pancreatic ischemia followed by reperfusion. Acenocoumarol at a dose of 50, 100, or 150 µg/kg/dose was administered intragastrically once a day, starting the first dose 24 h after the initiation of pancreatic reperfusion. RESULTS: Histological examination showed that treatment with acenocoumarol reduces pancreatic edema, necrosis, and hemorrhages in rats with pancreatitis...
April 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429088/an-snp-panel-for-the-analysis-of-paternally-inherited-alleles-in-maternal-plasma-using-ion-torrent-pgm
#7
Donggui Yang, Hao Liang, Shaobin Lin, Qing Li, Xiaoyan Ma, Jun Gao, Hongyu Sun, Qingqing Chen, Jianzhu Wu, Xueling Ou
Researchers have sought to develop an effective protocol for paternity analysis using cell-free DNA (cfDNA) in maternal plasma. The use of massively parallel sequencing (MPS) technology for SNP testing is attractive because of its high-throughput capacity and resolution to single-base precision. In this study, we designed a customized SNP panel for cfDNA sequencing that includes 720 short amplicons (< 140 bp) targeting SNPs on the autosome and Y chromosome. The systemic performance was evaluated using the Ion Torrent PGM, indicating balanced coverage among most of the included loci, except for 78 poorly performing SNPs that were observed to have an inconsistent allele balance, lower coverage reads or high background signals...
April 20, 2017: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427352/point-of-sampling-detection-of-zika-virus-within-a-multiplexed-kit-capable-of-detecting-dengue-and-chikungunya
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Ozlem Yaren, Barry W Alto, Priyanka V Gangodkar, Shatakshi R Ranade, Kunal N Patil, Kevin M Bradley, Zunyi Yang, Nikhil Phadke, Steven A Benner
BACKGROUND: Zika, dengue, and chikungunya are three mosquito-borne viruses having overlapping transmission vectors. They cause diseases having similar symptoms in human patients, but requiring different immediate management steps. Therefore, rapid (< one hour) discrimination of these three viruses in patient samples and trapped mosquitoes is needed. The need for speed precludes any assay that requires complex up-front sample preparation, such as extraction of nucleic acids from the sample...
April 20, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426825/levels-of-hiv-1-persistence-on-antiretroviral-therapy-are-not-associated-with-markers-of-inflammation-or-activation
#9
Rajesh T Gandhi, Deborah K McMahon, Ronald J Bosch, Christina M Lalama, Joshua C Cyktor, Bernard J Macatangay, Charles R Rinaldo, Sharon A Riddler, Evelyn Hogg, Catherine Godfrey, Ann C Collier, Joseph J Eron, John W Mellors
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) reduces levels of HIV-1 and immune activation but both can persist despite clinically effective ART. The relationships among pre-ART and on-ART levels of HIV-1 and activation are incompletely understood, in part because prior studies have been small or cross-sectional. To address these limitations, we evaluated measures of HIV-1 persistence, inflammation, T cell activation and T cell cycling in a longitudinal cohort of 101 participants who initiated ART and had well-documented sustained suppression of plasma viremia for a median of 7 years...
April 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426533/hiv-dna-content-in-different-cd4-t-cell-subsets-correlates-with-cd4-cd8-ratio-or-length-of-efficient-treatment
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Lara Gibellini, Simone Pecorini, Sara de Biasi, Elena Bianchini, Margherita Digaetano, Marcello Pinti, Gianluca Carnevale, Vanni Borghi, Giovanni Guaraldi, Cristina Mussini, Andrea Cossarizza, Milena Nasi
OBJECTIVES: HIV establishes a latent infection at different degrees within naïve (TN) or central (TCM) and effector memory (TEM) CD4+ T cell. Studying patients in whom HIV production was suppressed by combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), our main aim was to find which factors are related or can influence intracellular viral reservoir in different CD4+ T cell subsets. METHODS: We enrolled 32 HIV+ patients successfully treated for > 2 years, with a CD4+ T cell count > 500 cells/μL and plasma viremia undetectable from at least one year...
April 19, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426280/alternative-plant-host-defense-against-transposon-activities-occurs-at-the-post-translational-stage
#11
Hua Zhou, Yuji Kishima
The Antirrhinum DNA transposon Tam3 uniquely demonstrates low temperature-dependent transposition (LTDT), so transposition does not occur at high temperatures. We previously showed that the detainment of Tam3 transposase (TPase) at the plasma membrane occurs when transposition is inactive, and that TPase is released at the permissive state of Tam3 transposition. LTDT of Tam3 is attributed to interactions between Tam3 and its host. In this addendum, we propose a model to explain the LTDT of Tam3, which is regarded as an equilibrium state reached between the host and parasite to maximize the fitness of both...
April 20, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425536/cisplatin-resistance-in-cell-models-evaluation-of-metallomic-and-biological-predictive-biomarkers-to-address-early-therapy-failure
#12
Marta Espina, Mario Corte-Rodríguez, Leticia Aguado, María Montes-Bayón, Marta I Sierra, Pablo Martínez-Camblor, Elisa Blanco-González, L María Sierra
Cisplatin, one of the most extensively used metallodrugs in cancer treatment, presents the important drawback of patient resistance. This resistance is the consequence of different processes including those preventing the formation of DNA adducts and/or their quick removal. Thus, a tool for the accurate detection and quantitation of cisplatin-induced adducts might be valuable for predicting patient resistance. To prove the validity of such an assumption, highly sensitive plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) strategies were applied to determine DNA adduct levels and intracellular Pt concentrations...
April 20, 2017: Metallomics: Integrated Biometal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425010/a-novel-fibrinogen-variant-dysfibrinogenemia-associated-with-%C3%AE-asp185asn-substitution
#13
Na Zhou, Peipei Xu, Min Zhou, Yong Xu, Ping Li, Bin Chen, Jian Ouyang, Rongfu Zhou
To identify the pathogenesis of a Chinese woman diagnosed with dysfibrinogenemia. A patient from Nanjing presented with a low plasma concentration of fibrinogen and a normal level of antigen of fibrinogen. This abnormality was also detected in her son. To detect whether the genetic mutation was responsible for the dysfibrinogenemia, genomic DNA was extracted and amplified by polymerase chain reaction, and DNA sequencing was performed on the purified PCR products. Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP), molecular modeling and homologous sequences alignment were performed...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423552/enhanced-antitumor-effects-by-combining-an-il-12-anti-dna-fusion-protein-with-avelumab-an-anti-pd-l1-antibody
#14
Jonathan K Fallon, Amanda J Vandeveer, Jeffrey Schlom, John W Greiner
The combined therapeutic potential of an immunocytokine designed to deliver IL-12 to the necrotic regions of solid tumors with an anti-PD-L1 antibody that disrupts the immunosuppressive PD-1/PD-L1 axis yielded a combinatorial benefit in multiple murine tumor models. The murine version of the immunocytokine, NHS-muIL12, consists of an antibody (NHS76) recognizing DNA/DNA-histone complexes, fused with two molecules of murine IL-12 (NHS-muIL12). By its recognition of exposed DNA, NHS-muIL12 targets IL-12 to the necrotic portions of tumors; it has a longer plasma half-life and better antitumor efficacy against murine tumors than recombinant murine IL-12...
March 28, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420383/ppbp-and-defa1-defa3-genes-in-hyperlipidaemia-as-feasible-synergistic-inflammatory-biomarkers-for-coronary-heart-disease
#15
Yaowapa Maneerat, Kriengchai Prasongsukarn, Surachet Benjathummarak, Wilanee Dechkhajorn
BACKGROUND: Coronary heart disease (CHD) is an important complication of atherosclerosis. Biomarkers, which associate with CHD development, are potential to predict CHD risk. To determine whether genes showing altered expression in hyperlipidaemia (H) and coronary heart disease (CHD) patients compared with controls could be CHD risk biomarkers. METHODS: Control, H, and CHD groups represented atherosclerosis to CHD development. Gene profiling was investigated in peripheral blood mononuclear cells using DNA microarrays...
April 19, 2017: Lipids in Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420299/surface-chemistry-of-gold-nanoparticles-determines-the-biocorona-composition-impacting-cellular-uptake-toxicity-and-gene-expression-profiles-in-human-endothelial-cells
#16
Parwathy Chandran, Jim E Riviere, Nancy A Monteiro-Riviere
This study investigated the role of nanoparticle size and surface chemistry on biocorona composition and its effect on uptake, toxicity and cellular responses in human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC), employing 40 and 80 nm gold nanoparticles (AuNP) with branched polyethyleneimine (BPEI), lipoic acid (LA) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) coatings. Proteomic analysis identified 59 hard corona proteins among the various AuNP, revealing largely surface chemistry-dependent signature adsorbomes exhibiting human serum albumin (HSA) abundance...
April 19, 2017: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419195/plasma-ctdna-ras-mutation-analysis-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-monitoring-of-metastatic-colorectal-cancer-patients
#17
J Vidal, L Muinelo, A Dalmases, F Jones, D Edelstein, M Iglesias, M Orrillo, A Abalo, C Rodríguez, E Brozos, Y Vidal, S Candamio, F Vázquez, J Ruiz, M Guix, L Visa, V Sikri, J Albanell, B Bellosillo, R López, C Montagut
Background: RAS assessement is mandatory for therapy decision in metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) patients. This determination is based on tumor tissue, however genotyping of circulating tumor (ct)DNA offers clear advantages as a minimally invasive method that represents tumor heterogeneity. Our study aims to evaluate the use of ctDNA as an alternative determining baseline RAS status and subsequent monitoring of RAS mutations during therapy as a component of routine clinical practice...
April 13, 2017: Annals of Oncology: Official Journal of the European Society for Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417079/detection-of-copy-number-alterations-in-cell-free-tumor-dna-from-plasma
#18
Olga Østrup, Lise Barlebo Ahlborn, Ulrik Lassen, Morten Mau-Sørensen, Finn Cilius Nielsen
BACKGROUND: Somatic copy number alterations (SCNAs) occurring in tumors can provide information about tumor classification, patient's outcome or treatment targets. Liquid biopsies, incl. plasma samples containing circulating cell-free tumor DNA (ccfDNA) can be used to assess SCNAs for clinical purposes, however specify and reliability of methods have to be tested. METHODS: SNP microarrays (Affymetrix) were used to generate whole-genome copy number profiles from plasma ccfDNA (OncoScan) and paired tumor biopsies (CytoScan) from ten patients with metastatic cancers...
June 2017: BBA Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416949/circulating-tumor-dna-in-a-breast-cancer-patient-s-plasma-represents-driver-alterations-in-the-tumor-tissue
#19
Jieun Lee, Sung-Min Cho, Min Sung Kim, Sug Hyung Lee, Yeun-Jun Chung, Seung-Hyun Jung
Tumor tissues from biopsies or surgery are major sources for the next generation sequencing (NGS) study, but these procedures are invasive and have limitation to overcome intratumor heterogeneity. Recent studies have shown that driver alterations in tumor tissues can be detected by liquid biopsy which is a less invasive technique capable of both capturing the tumor heterogeneity and overcoming the difficulty in tissue sampling. However, it is still unclear whether the driver alterations in liquid biopsy can be detected by targeted NGS and how those related to the tissue biopsy...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416944/evaluation-of-digital-pcr-as-a-technique-for-monitoring-acute-rejection-in-kidney-transplantation
#20
Hyeseon Lee, Young-Mi Park, Yu-Mee We, Duck Jong Han, Jung-Woo Seo, Haena Moon, Yu-Ho Lee, Yang-Gyun Kim, Ju-Young Moon, Sang-Ho Lee, Jong-Keuk Lee
Early detection and proper management of kidney rejection are crucial for the long-term health of a transplant recipient. Recipients are normally monitored by serum creatinine measurement and sometimes with graft biopsies. Donor-derived cell-free deoxyribonucleic acid (cfDNA) in the recipient's plasma and/or urine may be a better indicator of acute rejection. We evaluated digital PCR (dPCR) as a system for monitoring graft status using single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP)-based detection of donor DNA in plasma or urine...
March 2017: Genomics & Informatics
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