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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/29786967/developmental-chromatin-restriction-of-pro-growth-gene-networks-acts-as-an-epigenetic-barrier-to-axon-regeneration-in-cortical-neurons
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Ishwariya Venkatesh, Vatsal Mehra, Zimei Wang, Ben Califf, Murray G Blackmore
Axon regeneration in the central nervous system is prevented in part by a developmental decline in the intrinsic regenerative ability of maturing neurons. This loss of axon growth ability likely reflects widespread changes in gene expression, but the mechanisms that drive this shift remain unclear. Chromatin accessibility has emerged as a key regulatory mechanism in other cellular contexts, raising the possibility that chromatin structure may contribute to the age-dependent loss of regenerative potential. Here we establish an integrated bioinformatic pipeline that combines analysis of developmentally dynamic gene networks with transcription factor regulation and genome-wide maps of chromatin accessibility...
May 22, 2018: Developmental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786902/engineered-metalloenzymes-with-non-canonical-coordination-environments
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Takahiro Hayashi, Donald Hilvert, Anthony P Green
Nature employs a limited number of genetically encoded, metal coordinating residues to create metalloenzymes with diverse structures and functions. Engineered components of the cellular translation machinery can now be exploited to genetically encode non-canonical ligands with user-defined electronic and structural properties. This ability to efficiently install 'chemically programmed' ligands into proteins can provide powerful chemical probes of metalloenzyme mechanisms and presents excellent opportunities to create metalloprotein catalysts with augmented properties and novel activities...
May 22, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786885/automated-buildup-of-biomimetic-films-in-cell-culture-microplates-for-high-throughput-screening-of-cellular-behaviors
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Paul Machillot, Catarina Quintal, Fabien Dalonneau, Loic Hermant, Pauline Monnot, Kelsey Matthews, Vincent Fitzpatrick, Jie Liu, Isabelle Pignot-Paintrand, Catherine Picart
An automatic method is established for layer-by-layer (LbL) assembly of biomimetic coatings in cell culture microplates using a commercial liquid-handling robot. Highly homogeneous thin films are formed at the bottom of each microwell. The LbL film-coated microplates are compatible with common cellular assays, using microplate readers and automated microscopes. Cellular adhesion is screened on crosslinked and peptide-functionalized LbL films and stem cell differentiation in response to increasing doses of bone morphogenetic proteins (2, 4, 7, 9)...
May 22, 2018: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786798/studies-on-steroid-receptor-coactivators-in-prostate-cancer
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Zoran Culig, Frédéric R Santer
High expression of several androgen receptor coactivators is frequently reported in prostate cancer. Coactivators such as p300/CBP are involved in modulation of androgen receptor activity by increasing the effects of androgenic hormones and enhancing agonistic activity of antiandrogens. Studies in the field of prostate cancer frequently examined the role of p300/CBP and SRC-1 (NCOA1). In addition to their effects on steroid receptor activity, coactivators may influence other cellular functions such as migration and invasion...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786796/techniques-for-evaluation-of-ar-transcriptional-output-and-recruitment-to-dna
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Manqi Zhang, William C Krause, Irina U Agoulnik
Steroid receptors are ligand activated transcription factors whose promoter specificity is regulated by a broad set of coregulators and pioneer factors. Corepressors and coactivators determine receptors' recruitment to specific regulatory elements and ultimately their transcriptional output. Using androgen receptor (AR) and NCOR1 corepressor as examples, this chapter describes experimental approaches to evaluate recruitment of steroid receptors and their coregulators to DNA and to determine coregulator contribution to the transcriptional output of the receptor...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786790/functional-studies-on-steroid-receptors
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Simon Schlanger, Hannelore V Heemers
Nuclear receptors play an important role in prostate cancer and the androgen receptor is a key transcription factor in regulation of cellular events. Androgen receptor-associated coregulators may be upregulated or downregulated in prostate cancer. Altered expression of regulators may potentiate androgen-induced proliferation, migration, and invasion. Therapies aimed to modulate the function of coregulators in prostate cancer may be based on the use of small molecule inhibitors. Expression and function of AR-associated proteins could be investigated after overexpression and gene silencing followed by hormonal treatment, real-time RT-PCR and ChIP...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786787/protocols-for-migration-and-invasion-studies-in-prostate-cancer
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Arjanneke F van de Merbel, Geertje van der Horst, Jeroen T Buijs, Gabri van der Pluijm
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy diagnosed in men in the western world. The development of distant metastases and therapy resistance are major clinical problems in the management of prostate cancer patients. In order for prostate cancer to metastasize to distant sites in the human body, prostate cancer cells have to migrate and invade neighboring tissue. Cancer cells can acquire a migratory and invasive phenotype in several ways, including single cell and collective migration. As a requisite for migration, epithelial prostate cancer cells often need to acquire a motile, mesenchymal-like phenotype...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
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/29786681/-the-role-of-changes-in-the-structure-of-water-and-water-based-systems-in-the-mechanism-of-combined-action-of-the-magnetic-field-and-natural-therapeutic-factors
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E F Levitsky, B I Laptev, G N Sidorenko, T G Ivanova, N P Gorlenko, L V Antoshkin
The application of the dielectrometric technology in the combination with the resonance method and thermometry has been shown to provide an insight into a variety of factors including the influence of the magnetic field of the permanent magnets on the structure of water and water-containing systems. It was found that the magnetization of both distilled water and «Karachinskaya» mineral water increase their structuredness. Magnetization changes the biological properties of therapeutic peloids by virtue of a change in the structure of water and, accordingly, the structuring of the water fraction of therapeutic muds...
May 21, 2018: Voprosy Kurortologii, Fizioterapii, i Lechebnoĭ Fizicheskoĭ Kultury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786657/eukaryotic-translation-initiation-factor-4a-down-regulation-mediates-interleukin-24-induced-apoptosis-through-inhibition-of-translation
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Xuelin Zhong, Leah Persaud, Hilal Muharam, Ashleigh Francis, Dibash Das, Bertal Huseyin Aktas, Moira Sauane
Dysregulated activity of helicase eIF4A drives transformation to and maintenance of cancer cell phenotype by reprogramming cellular translation. Interleukin 24 (IL-24) is a tumor-suppressing protein, which has the ability to inhibit angiogenesis, sensitize cancer cells to chemotherapy, and induce cancer cell-specific apoptosis. In this study, we found that eIF4A is inhibited by IL-24. Consequently, selective reduction of translation was observed for mRNAs harboring strong secondary structures in their 5'-untranslated regions (5'UTRs)...
May 22, 2018: Cancers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786645/skeletal-muscle-micrornas-as-key-players-in-the-pathogenesis-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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REVIEW
Lorena Di Pietro, Wanda Lattanzi, Camilla Bernardini
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, for which, to date, no effective treatment to ameliorate the clinical manifestations is available. The long-standing view of ALS as affecting only motor neurons has been challenged by the finding that the skeletal muscle plays an active role in the disease pathogenesis and can be a valuable target for therapeutic strategies. In recent years, non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs, have emerged as important molecules that play key roles in several cellular mechanisms involved in the pathogenic mechanisms underlying various human conditions...
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/29786605/hydrophobic-interaction-mediated-coating-of-pluronics-on-mesoporous-silica-nanoparticle-with-stimuli-responsiveness-for-cancer-therapy
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Luping Sha, Da Wang, Yuling Mao, Wei Shi, Tianbin Gao, Qinfu Zhao, Si-Ling Wang
In this research, a novel method was used to successfully make Pluronic P123 stably coated on mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSN). That P123 and MSN co-constructed a drug delivery system (DDS) had not been reported. In this DDS, the coating of P123 was realized through hydrophobic interaction with octadecyl chain modified MSN. Experiments found only Pluronic with an appropriate ratio of hydrophilic and lipophilic segment could keep the nanoassemblies stable.
 For comparison, nanoassemblies consisted of P123 and octadecyl chain modified MSN with or without disulfide bond were prepared, which were denoted as PSMSN and PMSN respectively...
May 22, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786561/impedance-based-cellular-assays-for-regenerative-medicine
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REVIEW
W Gamal, H Wu, I Underwood, J Jia, S Smith, P O Bagnaninchi
Therapies based on regenerative techniques have the potential to radically improve healthcare in the coming years. As a result, there is an emerging need for non-destructive and label-free technologies to assess the quality of engineered tissues and cell-based products prior to their use in the clinic. In parallel, the emerging regenerative medicine industry that aims to produce stem cells and their progeny on a large scale will benefit from moving away from existing destructive biochemical assays towards data-driven automation and control at the industrial scale...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786558/new-substrates-for-stem-cell-control
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REVIEW
Sara Schmidt, Annamaria Lilienkampf, Mark Bradley
The capacity to culture stem cells in a controllable, robust and scalable manner is necessary in order to develop successful strategies for the generation of cellular and tissue platforms for drug screening, toxicity testing, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine. Creating substrates that support the expansion, maintenance or directional differentiation of stem cells would greatly aid these efforts. Optimally, the substrates used should be chemically defined and synthetically scalable, allowing growth under defined, serum-free culture conditions...
July 5, 2018: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786498/hcov-229e-spike-protein-fusion-activation-by-trypsin-like-serine-proteases-is-mediated-by-proteolytic-processing-in-the-s2-region
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Ariane Bonnin, Adeline Danneels, Jean Dubuisson, Anne Goffard, Sandrine Belouzard
Human coronavirus 229E (HCoV-229E) is responsible for common colds. Like other coronaviruses, HCoV-229E exploits cellular proteases to activate fusion mediated by the spike protein. We analysed the proteolytic processing of the HCoV-229E spike protein by trypsin-like serine proteases leading to activation of the fusion process. Unlike in other coronaviruses, HCoV-229E fusion activation appears to be a one-step process. Indeed, cleavage of the S1/S2 interface does not seem to be a prerequisite, and the fusion activation is highly reliant on the S2' region, with arginine residue 683 acting as the recognition site...
May 22, 2018: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786497/massilia-armeniaca-sp-nov-isolated-from-desert-soil
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Mengnan Ren, Xiaoyan Li, Yueqi Zhang, Yu Jin, Siqi Li, Haidong Huang
A Gram-stain-negative, aerobic, motile and rod-shaped bacterium, strain ZMN-3T , was isolated from desert soil sample collected from Ongniod Qi, Inner Mongolia, China. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences showed that strain ZMN-3T was affiliated with the genus Massilia and showed the highest similarity to Massilia humi THG S6-8T (98.9 %) and Massilia buxea A9T (98.2 %). In partial gyrB and lepA sequences, the highest similarity of strain ZMN-3T and M. humi THG S6-8T were 95.9 and 96.8 %, respectively...
May 22, 2018: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786467/bombesin-functionalized-64-cu-copper-sulfide-nanoparticles-for-targeted-imaging-of-orthotopic-prostate-cancer
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Huawei Cai, Fang Xie, Aditi Mulgaonkar, Lihong Chen, Xiankai Sun, Jer-Tsong Hsieh, Fangyu Peng, Rong Tian, Lin Li, Changqiang Wu, Hua Ai
AIM: To synthesize and evaluate the imaging potential of Bom-PEG-[64 Cu]CuS nanoparticles (NPs) in orothotopic prostate tumor. MATERIALS & METHODS: [64 Cu]CuS NPs were synthesized in aqueous solution by 64 CuCl2 and Na2 S reaction. Then PEG linker with or without bombesin peptide were conjugated to the surface of [64 Cu]CuS NPs to produce Bom-PEG-[64 Cu]CuS and PEG-[64 Cu]CuS NPs. These two kinds of NPs were used for testing specific uptake in prostate cancer cells in vitro and imaging of orthotopic prostate tumor in vivo...
May 22, 2018: Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786424/tuning-gene-activity-by-inducible-and-targeted-regulation-of-gene-expression-in-minimal-bacterial-cells
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Ana M Mariscal, Shigeyuki Kakizawa, Jonathan Y Hsu, Kazuki Tanaka, Luis González-González, Alicia Broto, Enrique Querol, Maria Lluch-Senar, Carlos Piñero-Lambea, Lijie Sun, Philip D Weyman, Kim S Wise, Chuck Merryman, Gavin Tse, Adam J Moore, Clyde A Hutchison, Hamilton O Smith, Masaru Tomita, J Craig Venter, John I Glass, Jaume Piñol, Yo Suzuki
Functional genomics studies in minimal mycoplasma cells enable unobstructed access to some of the most fundamental processes in biology. Conventional transposon bombardment and gene knockout approaches often fail to reveal functions of genes that are essential for viability, where lethality precludes phenotypic characterization. Conditional inactivation of genes is effective for characterizing functions central to cell growth and division, but tools are limited for this purpose in mycoplasmas. Here we demonstrate systems for inducible repression of gene expression based on clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats-mediated interference (CRISPRi) in Mycoplasma pneumoniae and synthetic Mycoplasma mycoides, two organisms with reduced genomes actively used in systems biology studies...
May 22, 2018: ACS Synthetic Biology
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