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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648041/-effects-of-hypoxia-on-the-phenotype-transformation-of-human-dermal-fibroblasts-to-myofibroblasts-and-the-mechanism
#1
B Zhao, F Han, W Zhang, X J Wang, J Zhang, F F Yang, J H Shi, L L Su, D H Hu
Objective: To investigate the effects of hypoxia on the phenotype transformation of human dermal fibroblasts to myofibroblasts and the mechanism. Methods: The third passage of healthy adult human dermal fibroblasts in logarithmic phase were cultured in DMEM medium containing 10% fetal bovine serum for the following five experiments. (1) In experiments 1, 2, and 3, cells were divided into normoxia group and hypoxia group according to the random number table, with 10 dishes in each group. Cells of normoxia group were cultured in incubator containing 21% oxygen, while those of hypoxia group with 1% oxygen...
June 20, 2017: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648030/-effect-and-mechanism-of-intermittent-alkaline-stimulation-on-high-phosphorus-induced-calcification-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-of-rats
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Y L Bai, J S Xu, T Tian, J X Zhang, L W Cui, H R Zhang, S L Zhang
Objective: To explore the effect and possible mechanisms of intermittent alkaline on rat vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) calcification induced by high phosphorus. Methods: VSMCs were isolated from rat thoracic aorta and cultured in vitro. The fourth generation VSMCs were randomly divided into control group, high phosphorus+ pH7.4, high phosphorus+ pH7.5, high phosphorus+ pH7.6 and high phosphorus+ pH7.7 group with random number table. The control group was cultured in DMEM with 10% fetal bovine serum. Other groups were cultured in DMEM with 10 mmol/L β-glycerophosphate and alkalized by 7...
June 24, 2017: Zhonghua Xin Xue Guan Bing za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647924/comparative-expression-analysis-of-rice-and-arabidopsis-peroxiredoxin-genes-suggests-conserved-or-diversified-roles-between-the-two-species-and-leads-to-the-identification-of-tandemly-duplicated-rice-peroxiredoxin-genes-differentially-expressed-in-seeds
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Yun-Shil Gho, Sun-A Park, Sung-Ruyl Kim, Anil Kumar Nalini Chandran, Gynheung An, Ki-Hong Jung
BACKGROUND: Peroxiredoxins (PRXs) have recently been identified as plant antioxidants. Completion of various genome sequencing projects has provided genome-wide information about PRX genes in major plant species. Two of these -- Oryza sativa (rice) and Arabidopsis -- each have 10 PRX members. Although significant progress has been made in understanding their biological roles in Arabidopsis, those functions in rice, a model crop plant, have not been well studied. RESULTS: We performed a comparative expression analysis of rice and Arabidopsis PRXs...
December 2017: Rice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647832/genetic-dissection-of-adventitious-shoot-regeneration-in-roses-by-employing-genome-wide-association-studies
#4
Thi Hong Nhung Nguyen, Dietmar Schulz, Traud Winkelmann, Thomas Debener
We analysed the capacity to regenerate adventitious shoots in 96 rose genotypes and found 88 SNP markers associated with QTLs, some of which are derived from candidate genes for shoot regeneration. In an association panel of 96 rose genotypes previously analysed for petal colour, we conducted a genome-wide association study on the capacity of leaf petioles for direct shoot regeneration. Shoot regeneration rate and shoot ratio (number of shoots/total number of explants) were used as phenotypic descriptors for regeneration capacity...
June 24, 2017: Plant Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647813/ghvln4-is-involved-in-cell-elongation-via-regulation-of-actin-organization
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Fenni Lv, Mingya Han, Dongdong Ge, Hui Dong, Xiaotong Zhang, Lifeng Li, Peipei Zhang, Zhongqi Zhang, Jing Sun, Kang Liu, Youlu Yuan
GhVLN4 exhibited activity of cross-linking actin filaments into bundles. Overexpression of GhVLN4 increased the abundance of thick actin bundles and resulted in longer cell phenotypes. Actin bundle is a dynamic, higher-order cytoskeleton structure that is essential for cell expansion. Villin is one of the major proteins responsible for crosslinking actin filaments into bundles. However, this kind of actin binding protein has rarely been investigated in cotton. In the present work, a cotton villin gene was molecularly cloned from Upland cotton and denominated as GhVLN4...
June 24, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647791/premonitory-symptoms-of-migraine-in-childhood-and-adolescence
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REVIEW
N Karsan, P Prabhakar, P J Goadsby
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Premonitory symptoms in migraine; symptoms occurring before the onset of migraine pain or aura, are an increasingly recognised area of interest within headache research. It has been recently documented in the literature that these symptoms also occur in children and adolescents, with a comparable phenotype to adults. This review discusses the wide presentation of premonitory symptoms in migraine in children and adolescents, and the importance of understanding how these early symptoms are mediated in order to ensure that targeted abortive therapies are developed in the future...
July 2017: Current Pain and Headache Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647780/analysis-of-newly-identified-and-rare-synonymous-genetic-variants-in-the-ret-gene-in-patients-with-medullary-thyroid-carcinoma-in-polish-population
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Maria Sromek, Małgorzata Czetwertyńska, Magdalena Tarasińska, Aneta Janiec-Jankowska, Renata Zub, Maria Ćwikła, Dorota Nowakowska, Magdalena Chechlińska
Gain-of-function germline mutations of the RET proto-oncogene are responsible for initiation of carcinogenesis within the thyroid gland and development of hereditary form of medullary thyroid carcinoma and MEN2 syndrome. Genotype-phenotype correlations are established for most RET mutations, but the importance of the synonymous changes in this gene remains debatable. We aimed to analyze RET gene variants in Polish population. Genetic testing for the RET gene variants was performed with standard methods in 585 people aged 1-85, including 448 patients with medullary thyroid carcinoma and 131 of their first- and second-degree relatives, as well as six patients suspected of MTC/MEN2...
June 24, 2017: Endocrine Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647735/uniparental-disomy-of-chromosome-15-in-two-cases-by-chromosome-microarray-a-lesson-worth-thinking
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Shu Liu, Kaihui Zhang, Fengling Song, Yali Yang, Yuqiang Lv, Min Gao, Yi Liu, Zhongtao Gai
Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and Angelman syndrome (AS) are neurogenetic disorders caused by loss of function of the imprinted genes at 15q11q13. A 5-7 Mb paternal/maternal deletion of chromosomal region 15q11.2q13 is the major genetic cause of PWS/AS, but in a small group of patients, the PWS/AS phenotype can result from maternal/paternal uniparental disomy (UPD) of chromosome 15. Various mechanisms leading to UPD include gametic complementation, trisomy rescue, and compensatory UPD, which can be inferred from the pattern of uniparental heterodisomy (heteroUPD) or uniparental isodisomy (isoUPD)...
June 24, 2017: Cytogenetic and Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647711/down-syndrome-and-moyamoya-disease-unusual-cause-of-stroke
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Carlos Tavares Bello, Catarina Barreiros, Inês Gil, Carlos Vasconcelos
Down syndrome is a frequent clinical entity, being considered one of the most frequent chromosomal aberrations. It is characterised by a typical clinical phenotype and is associated with a heterogeneous group of organ and system-specific abnormalities. The cardiovascular system is commonly affected and if so, it may be associated with an increased morbidity and mortality. Cerebrovascular events in patients with Down syndrome are multifactorial, being possibly related to congenital heart disease, vascular malformations and traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
June 24, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647693/recognition-investigation-and-management-of-mitochondrial-disease
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REVIEW
James E Davison, Shamima Rahman
Mitochondria are dynamic organelles present in virtually all human cells that are needed for a multitude of cellular functions, including energy production, control of cell apoptosis and numerous biochemical catabolic and synthetic pathways that are critical for cellular health. Primary mitochondrial disorders are a group of greater than 200 single gene defects arising from two genomes (nuclear and mitochondrial) leading to mitochondrial dysfunction, and are associated with extremely heterogeneous phenotypes...
June 24, 2017: Archives of Disease in Childhood
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647600/the-in-vitro-biocompatibility-of-d-raffinose-modified-chitosan-two-dimensional-and-three-dimensional-systems-for-culturing-of-horse-articular-chondrocytes
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Elena De Angelis, Francesca Ravanetti, Paolo Martelli, Antonio Cacchioli, Ana Ivanovska, Attilio Corradi, Sonia Nasi, Annalisa Bianchera, Benedetta Passeri, Elena Canelli, Ruggero Bettini, Paolo Borghetti
The present study investigated the biocompatibility of chitosan films and scaffolds modified with d-(+)raffinose and their capability to support the growth and maintenance of the differentiation of articular chondrocytes in vitro. Primary equine articular chondrocytes were cultured on films and scaffolds of modified d-(+) raffinose chitosan. Their behavior was compared to that of chondrocytes grown in conventional bi- and three-dimensional culture systems, such as micromasses and alginate beads. Chitosan films maintained the phenotype of differentiated chondrocytes (typical round morphology) and sustained the synthesis of cartilaginous extracellular matrix (ECM), even at 4weeks of culture...
June 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647593/features-of-emotional-and-social-behavioral-phenotypes-of-calsyntenin2-knockout-mice
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S V Ranneva, K S Pavlov, A V Gromova, T G Amstislavskaya, T V Lipina
Calsyntenin-2 (Clstn2) is the synaptic protein that belongs to the super family of cadherins, playing an important role in learning and memory. We recently reported that Clstn2 knockout mice (Clstn2-KO) have a deficit of GABAergic interneurons coupled with hyperactivity and deficient spatial memory. Given, that impaired functioning of GABA receptors is linked to several psychopathologies, including anxiety and autism, we sought to further characterize Clstn2-KO mice with respect to emotional and social behavior...
June 21, 2017: Behavioural Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647592/liposphere-mediated-topical-delivery-of-thymoquinone-in-the-treatment-of-psoriasis
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Anjali Jain, P Venkatesh, Upendra Bulbake, Sindhu Doppalapudi, Towseef Amin Rafeeqi, Chandraiah Godugu, Wahid Khan
Thymoquinone (TMQ) is reported with good anti-psoriatic activity however, the hydrophobicity, poor aqueous solubility, light and pH sensitive nature of TMQ hinder its delivery to target site. To address these delivery challenges of TMQ, lipospheres were explored. The topical use of lipospheres offer an effective mean of penetration along with stability and scalability. TMQ lipospheres of particle size below 70nm were prepared and evaluated. These lipospheres resulted in deeper skin penetration, slow release and skin compatibility...
June 21, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647582/comparison-of-sequencing-the-d2-region-of-the-large-subunit-ribosomal-rna-gene-microseq%C3%A2-versus-the-internal-transcribed-spacer-its-regions-using-two-public-databases-for-identification-of-common-and-uncommon-clinically-relevant-fungal-species
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S Arbefeville, A Harris, P Ferrieri
CONTEXT: Fungal infections cause considerable morbidity and mortality in immunocompromised patients. Rapid and accurate identification of fungi is essential to guide accurately targeted antifungal therapy. With the advent of molecular methods, clinical laboratories can use new technologies to supplement traditional phenotypic identification of fungi. OBJECTIVE: The aims of the study were to evaluate the sole commercially available MicroSEQ® D2 LSU rDNA Fungal Identification Kit compared to the in-house developed internal transcribed spacer (ITS) regions assay in identifying moulds, using two well-known online public databases to analyze sequenced data...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647567/stearoyl-coa-desaturase-regulates-sorafenib-resistance-via-modulation-of-er-stress-induced-differentiation
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Mark Kin Fai Ma, Eunice Yuen Ting Lau, Doris Hoi Wing Leung, Jessica Lo, Nicole Pui Yu Ho, Lily Kwan Wai Cheng, Stephanie Ma, Chi Ho Lin, John A Copland, Jin Ding, Regina Cheuk Lam Lo, Irene Oi Lin Ng, Terence Kin Wah Lee
We investigated the functional role and clinical significance of Stearoyl CoA desaturase-1 (SCD1) mediated endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress in regulation of liver tumor-initiating cells (T-ICs) and sorafenib resistance, aiming to develop a novel therapeutic strategy against hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) METHODS We evaluated the clinic-pathological relevance of SCD1 and its correlation with sorafenib resistance in large cohorts of HCC clinical samples by qPCR and immunohistochemical analyses. Lentiviral-based overexpression and knockdown approaches were performed to characterize functional roles of SCD1 in regulation of liver T-ICs and sorafenib resistance...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647561/identification-of-a-novel-splicing-mutation-within-slc17a8-in-a-korean-family-with-hearing-loss-by-whole-exome-sequencing
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Nari Ryu, Seokwon Lee, Hong-Joon Park, Byeonghyeon Lee, Tae-Jun Kwon, Jinwoong Bok, Chan Ik Park, Kyu-Yup Lee, Jeong-In Baek, Un-Kyung Kim
Hereditary hearing loss (HHL) is a common genetically heterogeneous disorder, which follows Mendelian inheritance in humans. Because of this heterogeneity, the identification of the causative gene of HHL by linkage analysis or Sanger sequencing have shown economic and temporal limitations. With recent advances in next-generation sequencing (NGS) techniques, rapid identification of a causative gene via massively parallel sequencing is now possible. We recruited a Korean family with three generations exhibiting autosomal dominant inheritance of HL, and the clinical information about this family revealed that there are no other symptoms accompanied with HL...
June 21, 2017: Gene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647555/normalizing-the-gene-dosage-of-dyrk1a-in-a-mouse-model-of-down-syndrome-rescues-several-alzheimer-s-disease-phenotypes
#17
Susana García-Cerro, Noemí Rueda, Verónica Vidal, Sara Lantigua, Carmen Martínez-Cué
The intellectual disability that characterizes Down syndrome (DS) is primarily caused by prenatal changes in central nervous system growth and differentiation. However, in later life stages, the cognitive abilities of DS individuals progressively decline due to accelerated aging and the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD) neuropathology. The AD neuropathology in DS has been related to the overexpression of several genes encoded by Hsa21 including DYRK1A (dual-specificity tyrosine-(Y)-phosphorylation regulated kinase 1A), which encodes a protein kinase that performs crucial functions in the regulation of multiple signaling pathways that contribute to normal brain development and adult brain physiology...
June 21, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647475/advanced-cell-classifier-user-friendly-machine-learning-based-software-for-discovering-phenotypes-in-high-content-imaging-data
#18
Filippo Piccinini, Tamas Balassa, Abel Szkalisity, Csaba Molnar, Lassi Paavolainen, Kaisa Kujala, Krisztina Buzas, Marie Sarazova, Vilja Pietiainen, Ulrike Kutay, Kevin Smith, Peter Horvath
High-content, imaging-based screens now routinely generate data on a scale that precludes manual verification and interrogation. Software applying machine learning has become an essential tool to automate analysis, but these methods require annotated examples to learn from. Efficiently exploring large datasets to find relevant examples remains a challenging bottleneck. Here, we present Advanced Cell Classifier (ACC), a graphical software package for phenotypic analysis that addresses these difficulties. ACC applies machine-learning and image-analysis methods to high-content data generated by large-scale, cell-based experiments...
June 16, 2017: Cell Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647398/immune-modulatory-effects-of-syncytiotrophoblast-extracellular-vesicles-in-pregnancy-and-preeclampsia
#19
Claudia Göhner, Torsten Plösch, Marijke M Faas
Unique immunologic adaptations exist to successfully establish and maintain pregnancy and to avoid an immune attack against the semi allogenic fetus. These adaptations occur both locally at the maternofetal interface and in the peripheral circulation and affect the innate as well as the adaptive immune system. Pregnancy is characterized by a general inflammatory state with activation of monocytes and granulocytes, but also with suppressive lymphocytes (regulatory T cells), and skewing towards T helper 2 immunity...
June 7, 2017: Placenta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647375/type-i-interferon-signalling-through-ifnar1-plays-a-deleterious-role-in-the-outcome-after-stroke
#20
Moses Zhang, Catherine E Downes, Connie H Y Wong, Kate M Brody, Pedro L Guio-Agulair, Jodee Gould, Robert Ates, Paul J Hertzog, Juliet M Taylor, Peter J Crack
Neuroinflammation contributes significantly to the pathophysiology of stroke. Here we test the hypothesis that the type I interferon receptor (IFNAR1) plays a critical role in neural injury after stroke by regulating the resultant pro-inflammatory environment. Wild-type and IFNAR1(-/-) primary murine neurons and glia were exposed to oxygen glucose deprivation (OGD) and cell viability was assessed. Transient cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury was induced by mid-cerebral artery occlusion (MCAO) in wild-type and IFNAR1(-/-) and IFNAR2(-/-) mice in vivo, and infarct size, and molecular parameters measured...
June 21, 2017: Neurochemistry International
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