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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640897/impact-of-selected-non-steroidal-anti-inflammatory-pharmaceuticals-on-microbial-community-assembly-and-activity-in-sequencing-batch-reactors
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Cong Jiang, Jinju Geng, Haidong Hu, Haijun Ma, Xingsheng Gao, Hongqiang Ren
This study covers three widely detected non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals (NSAIDs), diclofenac (DCF), ibuprofen (IBP) and naproxen (NPX), as NSAIDs pollutants. The objective is to evaluate the impact of NSAIDs at their environmental concentrations on microbial community assembly and activity. The exposure experiments were conducted under three conditions (5 μg L-1 DCF, 5 μg L-1 DCF+5 μg L-1 IBP and 5 μg L-1 DCF+5 μg L-1 IBP+ 5 μg L-1 NPX) in sequencing batch reactors (SBRs) for 130 days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622108/fluctuations-of-pol-i-and-fibrillarin-contents-of-the-nucleoli
#2
M Hornáček, L Kováčik, T Mazel, D Cmarko, E Bártová, I Raška, E Smirnov
Nucleoli are formed on the basis of ribosomal DNA (rDNA) clusters called Nucleolus Organizer Regions (NORs). Each NOR contains multiple genes coding for RNAs of the ribosomal particles. The prominent components of the nucleolar ultrastructure, fibrillar centers (FC) and dense fibrillar components (DFC), together compose FC/DFC units. These units are centers of rDNA transcription by RNA polymerase I (pol I), as well as the early processing events, in which an essential role belongs to fibrillarin. Each FC/DFC unit probably corresponds to a single transcriptionally active gene...
June 16, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587595/proteomic-analysis-by-itraq-mrm-of-soybean-resistance-to-lamprosema-indicate
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Weiying Zeng, Zudong Sun, Zhaoyan Cai, Huaizhu Chen, Zhenguang Lai, Shouzhen Yang, Xiangmin Tang
BACKGROUND: Lamprosema indicate is a major leaf feeding insect pest to soybean, which has caused serious yield losses in central and southern China. To explore the defense mechanisms of soybean resistance to Lamprosema indicate, a highly resistant line (Gantai-2-2) and a highly susceptible line (Wan 82-178) were exposed to Lamprosema indicate larval feedings for 0 h and 48 h, and the differential proteomic analyses of these two lines were carried out. RESULTS: The results showed that 31 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were identified in the Gantai-2-2 when comparing 48 h feeding with 0 h feeding, and 53 DEPs were identified in the Wan 82-178...
June 6, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585192/rsk2-knockout-affects-emotional-behavior-in-the-intellicage
#4
Matthias Fischer, Victoria Cabello, Sandy Popp, Sven Krackow, Leif Hommers, Jürgen Deckert, Klaus-Peter Lesch, Angelika G Schmitt-Böhrer
Ribosomal s6 kinase 2 is a growth factor activated serine/threonine kinase and member of the ERK signaling pathway. Mutations in the Rsk2 gene cause Coffin-Lowry syndrome, a rare syndromic form of intellectual disability. The Rsk2 KO mouse model was shown to have learning and memory defects. We focused on the investigation of the emotional behavioral phenotype of Rsk2 KO mice mainly in the IntelliCage. They exhibited an anti-depressive, sucrose reward seeking phenotype and showed reduced anxiety. Spontaneous activity was increased in some conventional tests...
June 6, 2017: Behavior Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573746/rifaximin-exerts-beneficial-effects-in-pi-ibs-mouse-model-beyond-gut-microbiota
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Yu Jin, Xiaoyang Ren, Gangping Li, Ying Li, Lei Zhang, Huan Wang, Wei Qian, Xiaohua Hou
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Rifaximin is a minimally absorbed antibiotic which has shown efficacy in irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. However, the mechanism how it effects in IBS is still incompletely defined. In this study, we used Trichinella spiralis infected PI-IBS mouse model, to assess the action of rifaximin on visceral hypersensitivity, barrier function, gut inflammation and microbiota. METHODS: PI-IBS model was established by Trichinella spiralis infection in mice...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556833/blockade-of-interleukin-6-receptor-in-the-periphery-promotes-rapid-and-sustained-antidepressant-actions-a-possible-role-of-gut-microbiota-brain-axis
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J-C Zhang, W Yao, C Dong, C Yang, Q Ren, M Ma, K Hashimoto
Depression is a common, severe and chronic psychiatric disease. Although the currently available antidepressants have been used in the treatment of depression, their beneficial effects are limited. Accumulating evidence suggests that pro-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin-6 (IL-6) have an important role in the pathogenesis of depression. This study was undertaken to examine whether anti-mouse IL-6 receptor antibody (MR16-1) induces antidepressant effects in a social defeat stress model. Intravenous injection of MR16-1 induced rapid-onset and long-lasting antidepressant effects in susceptible mice after social defeat stress through its anti-inflammatory actions...
May 30, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28552634/itraq-based-quantitative-proteomic-analysis-reveals-bai-hu-tang-enhances-phagocytosis-and-cross-presentation-against-lps-fever-in-rabbit
#7
Shidong Zhang, Dongsheng Wang, Shuwei Dong, Zhiqiang Yang, Zuoting Yan
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: Bai-Hu-Tang (BHT), a classical anti-febrile Chinese formula comprising of liquorice, anemarrhena rhizome, gypsum and rice, has been traditionally used to anti-febrile treatment and promote the production of body fluid to relieve thirst. In this paper, we aim to explore anti-febrile mechanism of BHT at protein level through analyzing alteration of differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) both lipopolysaccharide (LPS) fever syndrome and that was treated with BHT in rabbits...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533436/metformin-synergizes-with-bcl-xl-bcl-2-inhibitor-abt-263-to-induce-apoptosis-specifically-in-p53-defective-cancer-cells
#8
Xinzhe Li, Bo Li, Zhenhong Ni, Peng Zhou, Bin Wang, Jintao He, Haojun Xiong, Fan Yang, Yaran Wu, Xilin Lyu, Yan Zhang, Yijun Zeng, Jiqin Lian, Fengtian He
p53 deficiency, a frequent event in multiple kinds of malignancies, decreases the sensitivity of diverse targeted chemotherapeutics including the BCL-XL/BCL-2 inhibitor ABT-263. Loss of p53 function can activate mTOR complex 1 (mTORC1), which may make it a vulnerable target. Metformin has shown anti-neoplastic efficiency partially through suppressing mTORC1. However, it remains unknown whether mTORC1 activation confers ABT-263 resistance and whether metformin can overcome it in the p53-defective contexts. In this study, we for the first time demonstrated that metformin and ABT-263 synergistically elicited remarkable apoptosis through orchestrating the pro-apoptotic machineries in various p53-defective cancer cells...
May 22, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531161/development-of-optimized-inhibitor-rnas-allowing-multisite-targeting-of-the-hcv-genome
#9
Cristina Romero-López, Thomas Lahlali, Beatriz Berzal-Herranz, Alfredo Berzal-Herranz
Engineered multivalent drugs are promising candidates for fighting infection by highly variable viruses, such as HCV. The combination into a single molecule of more than one inhibitory domain, each with its own target specificity and even a different mechanism of action, results in drugs with potentially enhanced therapeutic properties. In the present work, the anti-HCV chimeric inhibitor RNA HH363-10, which has a hammerhead catalytic domain and an aptamer RNA domain, was subjected to an in vitro selection strategy to isolate ten different optimised chimeric inhibitor RNAs...
May 22, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526799/acquired-resistance-to-macrolides-in-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-from-cystic-fibrosis-patients
#10
Muhammad-Hariri Mustafa, Shaunak Khandekar, Michael M Tunney, J Stuart Elborn, Barbara C Kahl, Olivier Denis, Patrick Plésiat, Hamidou Traore, Paul M Tulkens, Francis Vanderbist, Françoise Van Bambeke
Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients receive chronic treatment with macrolides for their antivirulence and anti-inflammatory properties. We, however, previously showed that Pseudomonas aeruginosa, considered as naturally resistant to macrolides, becomes susceptible when tested in a eukaryotic medium rather than a conventional broth.We therefore looked for specific macrolide resistance determinants in 333 CF isolates from four European CF centres in comparison with 48 isolates from patients suffering from hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP)...
May 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523968/gastrointestinal-system-involvement-in-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
#11
Z Li, D Xu, Z Wang, Y Wang, S Zhang, M Li, X Zeng
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is a multisystem disorder which can affect the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Although GI symptoms can manifest in 50% of patients with SLE, these have barely been reviewed due to difficulty in identifying different causes. This study aims to clarify clinical characteristics, diagnosis and treatment of the four major SLE-related GI system complications: protein-losing enteropathy (PLE), intestinal pseudo-obstruction (IPO), hepatic involvement and pancreatitis. It is a systematic review using MEDLINE and EMBASE databases and the major search terms were SLE, PLE, IPO, hepatitis and pancreatitis...
January 1, 2017: Lupus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522328/inhibiting-translation-one-protein-at-a-time
#12
Matthew D Disney
Historically, translational inhibitors have been confined to anti-bacterials that globally affect translation. Lintner et al. demonstrate that small molecules can specifically inhibit translation of a single disease-associated protein by stalling the ribosome's nascent chain [1], opening up a new therapeutic strategy for 'undruggable' proteins.
May 15, 2017: Trends in Biochemical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512335/arginine-rich-cell-penetrating-peptide-modified-extracellular-vesicles-for-active-macropinocytosis-induction-and-efficient-intracellular-delivery
#13
Ikuhiko Nakase, Kosuke Noguchi, Ayako Aoki, Tomoka Takatani-Nakase, Ikuo Fujii, Shiroh Futaki
Extracellular vesicles (EVs) including exosomes have been shown to play crucial roles in cell-to-cell communication because of their ability to carry biofunctional molecules (e.g., microRNAs and enzymes). EVs also have pharmaceutical advantages and are highly anticipated to be a next-generation intracellular delivery tool. Here, we demonstrate an experimental technique that uses arginine-rich cell-penetrating peptide (CPP)-modified EVs to induce active macropinocytosis for effective cellular EV uptake. Modification of arginine-rich CPPs on the EV membrane resulted in the activation of the macropinocytosis pathway, and the number of arginine residues in the peptide sequences affected the cellular EV uptake efficiency...
May 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508433/an-investigation-of-the-anti-inflammatory-effects-and-a-potential-biomarker-of-pi3k%C3%AE-inhibition-in-copd-t-cells
#14
Abid Khan, Thomas Southworth, Sally Worsley, Srividya Sriskantharajah, Augustin Amour, Edith M Hessel, Dave Singh
Lymphocyte numbers are increased in the lungs of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients. Phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase delta (PI3Kδ) is involved in lymphocyte activation. We investigated the effect of PI3Kδ inhibition on cytokine release from COPD lymphocytes. We also evaluated phosphorylated ribosomal S6 protein (rS6) as a potential biomarker of PI3Kδ activation. Peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) cells isolated from healthy never smokers (HNS), smokers (S) and COPD patients were stimulated to induce a T cell receptor response...
May 15, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology & Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501939/dianthin-30-or-gelonin-versus-monomethyl-auristatin-e-each-configured-with-an-anti-calcitonin-receptor-antibody-are-differentially-potent-in-vitro-in-high-grade-glioma-cell-lines-derived-from-glioblastoma
#15
Roger Gilabert-Oriol, Sebastian G B Furness, Brett W Stringer, Alexander Weng, Hendrik Fuchs, Bryan W Day, Angela Kourakis, Andrew W Boyd, David L Hare, Mayank Thakur, Terrance G Johns, Peter J Wookey
We have reported that calcitonin receptor (CTR) is widely expressed in biopsies from the lethal brain tumour glioblastoma by malignant glioma and brain tumour-initiating cells (glioma stem cells) using anti-human CTR antibodies. A monoclonal antibody against an epitope within the extracellular domain of CTR was raised (mAb2C4) and chemically conjugated to either plant ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) dianthin-30 or gelonin, or the drug monomethyl auristatin E (MMAE), and purified. In the high-grade glioma cell line (HGG, representing glioma stem cells) SB2b, in the presence of the triterpene glycoside SO1861, the EC50 for mAb2C4:dianthin was 10...
May 13, 2017: Cancer Immunology, Immunotherapy: CII
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490664/inhibiting-the-oncogenic-translation-program-is-an-effective-therapeutic-strategy-in-multiple-myeloma
#16
Salomon Manier, Daisy Huynh, Yu J Shen, Jia Zhou, Timur Yusufzai, Karma Z Salem, Richard Y Ebright, Jiantao Shi, Jihye Park, Siobhan V Glavey, William G Devine, Chia-Jen Liu, Xavier Leleu, Bruno Quesnel, Catherine Roche-Lestienne, John K Snyder, Lauren E Brown, Nathanael Gray, James Bradner, Luke Whitesell, John A Porco, Irene M Ghobrial
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a frequently incurable hematological cancer in which overactivity of MYC plays a central role, notably through up-regulation of ribosome biogenesis and translation. To better understand the oncogenic program driven by MYC and investigate its potential as a therapeutic target, we screened a chemically diverse small-molecule library for anti-MM activity. The most potent hits identified were rocaglate scaffold inhibitors of translation initiation. Expression profiling of MM cells revealed reversion of the oncogenic MYC-driven transcriptional program by CMLD010509, the most promising rocaglate...
May 10, 2017: Science Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489607/trans-scirpusin-a-showed-antitumor-effects-via-autophagy-activation-and-apoptosis-induction-of-colorectal-cancer-cells
#17
Eun-Hye Hong, Eun-Young Heo, Jae-Hyoung Song, Bo-Eun Kwon, Jae-Young Lee, Yaejeong Park, Jinwoong Kim, Sun-Young Chang, Young-Won Chin, Sang-Min Jeon, Hyun-Jeong Ko
Trans-Scirpusin A (TSA) is a resveratrol oligomer found in Borassus flabellifer L. We found that TSA inhibited the growth of colorectal cancer Her2/CT26 cells in vivo in mice. Although some cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTLs) were induced against the tumor-associated antigen Her2, TSA treatment did not significantly increase the level of Her2-specific CTL response compared to that with vehicle treatment. However, there was a significant increase in the level of TNF-α mRNA in tumor tissue and Her2-specific Ab (antibody) production...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484043/the-long-hunt-for-pssr-looking-for-a-phospholipid-synthesis-transcriptional-regulator-finding-the-ribosome
#18
J Bartoli, L My, Lucid Belmudes, Yohann Couté, J P Viala, E Bouveret
The phospholipid (PL) composition of bacterial membranes varies as a function of growth rate and in response to changes in the environment. While growth adaptation can be explained by biochemical feedbacks in the PL synthesis pathway, recent transcriptome studies have revealed that the expression of PL synthesis genes can also be tuned in response to various stresses. We previously showed that the BasRS two-component pathway controls expression of the diacylglycerol kinase gene dgkA in Escherichia coli (Wahl et al, Mol...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28482848/when-a-patient-suspected-with-juvenile-idiopathic-arthritis-turns-out-to-be-diagnosed-with-an-infectious-disease-a-review-of-lyme-arthritis-in-children
#19
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Krzysztof Orczyk, Joanna Świdrowska-Jaros, Elżbieta Smolewska
The Lyme arthritis is a common manifestation of infection with Borrelia burgdorferi spirochete. Despite its infectious background, the inflammation clinically and histopatologically resembles juvenile idiopathic arthritis. As it affects a considerable number of Lyme disease patients, it should be routinely considered in differential diagnosis. Development of arthritis is partially dependent on spirochetal factors, including the ribosomal spacer type and the sequence of outer surface protein C. Immunological background involves Th1-related response, but IL-17 provides an additional route of developing arthritis...
May 8, 2017: Pediatric Rheumatology Online Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28481292/inhibition-of-human-lung-cancer-cell-proliferation-and-survival-by-post-exercise-serum-is-associated-with-the-inhibition-of-akt-mtor-p70-s6k-and-erk1-2
#20
Nigel Kurgan, Evelyn Tsakiridis, Rozalia Kouvelioti, Jessy Moore, Panagiota Klentrou, Evangelia Tsiani
Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) accounts for 85% of all lung cancer cases, and for the most cancer-related deaths. The survival pathway of Akt, its downstream effectors, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) and ribosomal protein S6 kinase (p70 S6K), and the Ras-extracellular signal-regulated kinase (Erk1/2) pathways are activated in cancer leading to cell survival and growth. Thus, approaches that inhibit these signaling molecules may prove useful in the fight against lung cancer. Exercise is associated with health benefits and a limited number of studies indicate that serum from physically active individuals inhibit mammary and prostate cancer cell growth...
May 8, 2017: Cancers
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