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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769561/transcriptome-analysis-of-circulating-pbmcs-to-understand-mechanism-of-high-altitude-adaptation-in-native-cattle-of-ladakh-region
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Preeti Verma, Ankita Sharma, Monika Sodhi, Kiran Thakur, Ranjit S Kataria, Saket K Niranjan, Vijay K Bharti, Prabhat Kumar, Arup Giri, Sahil Kalia, Manishi Mukesh
Ladakhi cattle is native population of Leh and Ladakh region and constantly exposed to hypobaric hypoxia over many generations. In present study, transcriptome signatures of cattle from Ladakh region (~5500 m) and Sahiwal cattle from tropical regions were evaluated using Agilent 44 K microarray chip. The top up-regulated genes in Ladakhi cows were INHBC, ITPRI, HECA, ABI3, GPR171, and HIF-1α involved in hypoxia and stress response. In Sahiwal cows, the top up-regulated genes eEF1A1, GRO1, CXCL2, DEFB3 and BOLA-DQA3 were associated with immune function and inflammatory response indicating their strong immune potential to combat the pathogens prevalent in the tropical conditions...
May 16, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762853/caffeine-induces-metformin-anticancer-effect-on-fibrosarcoma-in-hamsters
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D J Popović, D Lalošević, D Miljković, K J Popović, I Čapo, J K Popović
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the effect of metformin and caffeine on fibrosarcoma in hamsters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 32 Syrian golden hamsters of both sexes, weighing approximately 100 g, were randomly allocated to 3 experimental and 2 control groups, with a minimum of 6 animals per group. 2 x 106 BHK-21/C13 cells in 1 ml were injected subcutaneously into the animals' back in 4 groups. The first experimental group started peroral treatment with metformin 500 mg/kg daily, the second with caffeine 100 mg/kg daily and the third with a combination of metformin 500 mg/kg and caffeine 100 mg/kg daily, via a gastric probe 3 days before tumor inoculation...
April 2018: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29747061/serrated-epithelial-colorectal-polyps-hyperplastic-polyps-sessile-serrated-adenomas-with-perineurial-stroma-clinicopathological-and-molecular-analysis-of-a-new-series
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Katharina Erlenbach-Wünsch, Michel Bihl, Arndt Hartmann, Gabriel M Groisman, Michael Vieth, Abbas Agaimy
Serrated colorectal fibroblastic polyps (FPs) are rare benign mucosal lesions composed of serrated epithelial crypts separated and distorted by intimately associated bland spindle cell proliferations with perineurial-like phenotype. We herein describe 21 new FPs affecting 10 females and 9 males aged 45 to 80 yrs. (mean, 62 yrs). Lesions originated in the sigmoid colon/rectosigmoid junction (n = 16), rectum (n = 2), and other parts of the colon (n = 3). Most patients had additional synchronous or metachronous polyps: classical adenomas (12 patients), sessile serrated adenoma/SSA (1 patient), hyperplastic polyps/HPs (7 patients), both HPs and adenomas (6 patients) and colorectal cancer (2 patients)...
May 4, 2018: Annals of Diagnostic Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29746779/energy-metabolism-drugs-block-triple-negative-breast-metastatic-cancer-cell-phenotype
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Silvia Cecilia Pacheco-Velazquez, Diana Xochiquetzal Robledo-Cadena, Ileana Hernández-Reséndiz, Juan Carlos Gallardo-Pérez, Rafael Moreno-Sánchez, Sara Rodríguez-Enríquez
To establish alternative targeted therapies against triple negative (TN) breast cancer, (1) the energy metabolism and (2) the sensitivity of cell growth, migration and invasiveness towards metabolic, canonical and NSAID inhibitors was analyzed in MDA-MB-231 and MDA-MB-468, two TN metastatic breast cancer cell lines, under both normoxia (21% O2) and hypoxia (0.1% O2). For comparative purposes, analysis was also carried out in the less-metastatic breast MCF-7 cancer cells. Under normoxia, oxidative phosphorylation (OxPhos) was significantly higher (2-times) in MDA-MB-468 than in MDA-MB-231 and MCF-7 whereas their glycolytic fluxes and OxPhos and glycolytic protein contents were all similar...
May 10, 2018: Molecular Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29674524/insulin-receptor-plasma-membrane-levels-increased-by-the-progesterone-receptor-membrane-component-1
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Kaia K Hampton, Hilaree Frazier, Katie Anderson, Olivier Thibault, Rolf J Craven
The Insulin Receptor (IR) is a ligand-activated receptor tyrosine kinase that has a key role in metabolism, cellular survival and proliferation. Progesterone receptor membrane component 1 (PGRMC1) promotes cellular signaling via receptor trafficking, and is essential for some elements of tumor growth and metastasis. In the present study, we demonstrate that PGRMC1 co-precipitates with IR. Furthermore, we show that PGRMC1 increases plasma membrane IR levels in multiple cell lines and decreases insulin binding at the cell surface...
April 19, 2018: Molecular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29660430/the-protective-effect-of-hif3a-rna-interference-and-hif-prolyl-hydroxylase-inhibition-on-cardiomyocytes-under-anoxia-reoxygenation
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T Drevytska, E Gonchar, I Okhai, O Linnyk, I Mankovska, D Klionsky, V Dosenko
The aim of this study was to investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying the protective effects of hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) signaling pathway activation in cardiomyocytes under anoxia-reoxygenation (A/R) injury. In this study, rat neonatal cardiomyocytes were pretreated with anti-Hif3A/Hif-3α siRNA or HIF-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor prior to A/R injury. Our results showed that both HIF3A silencing and HIF-prolyl hydroxylase inhibition effectively increased the cell viability during A/R, led to changes in mRNA expression of HIF1-target genes, and reduced the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential (Δψm )...
April 13, 2018: Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29649974/delayed-and-repeated-intranasal-delivery-of-bone-marrow-stromal-cells-increases-regeneration-and-functional-recovery-after-ischemic-stroke-in-mice
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Monica J Chau, Todd C Deveau, Xiaohuan Gu, Yo Sup Kim, Yun Xu, Shan Ping Yu, Ling Wei
BACKGROUND: Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide, yet there are limited treatments available. Intranasal administration is a novel non-invasive strategy to deliver cell therapy into the brain. Cells delivered via the intranasal route can migrate from the nasal mucosa to the ischemic infarct and show acute neuroprotection as well as functional benefits. However, there is little information about the regenerative effects of this transplantation method in the delayed phase of stroke...
April 12, 2018: BMC Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29642912/preoperative-metabolic-tumor-volume-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-measured-by-18-f-fdg-pet-is-associated-with-the-kras-mutation-status-and-prognosis
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Yoshinobu Ikeno, Satoru Seo, Keiko Iwaisako, Tomoaki Yoh, Yuji Nakamoto, Hiroaki Fuji, Kojiro Taura, Hideaki Okajima, Toshimi Kaido, Shimon Sakaguchi, Shinji Uemoto
BACKGROUND: Surgical resection remains the mainstay of curative treatment for intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC). Prognosis after surgery is unsatisfactory despite improvements in treatment and post-operative clinical management. Despite developments in the molecular profiling of ICC, the preoperative prediction of prognosis remains a challenge. This study aimed to identify clinical prognostic indicators by investigating the molecular profiles of ICC and evaluating the preoperative imaging data of 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18 F-FDG-PET)...
April 11, 2018: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587264/different-adaptive-responses-to-hypoxia-in-normal-and-multiple-myeloma-endothelial-cells
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Irene Filippi, Ilaria Saltarella, Carlo Aldinucci, Fabio Carraro, Roberto Ria, Angelo Vacca, Antonella Naldini
BACKGROUND/AIMS: Hypoxia is a powerful stimulator of angiogenesis under physiological as well as pathological conditions. Normal endothelial cells (EC), such as human umbilical vein EC (HUVEC), are relatively affected by hypoxic insult in terms of cell survival. In contrast, EC from tumors are particularly resistant to hypoxia-induced cell death. Previous reports have shown that EC in bone marrow from multiple myeloma (MM) patients had a hypoxic phenotype, even under normoxic conditions...
March 21, 2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566785/temporally-differential-protein-expression-of-glycolytic-and-glycogenic-enzymes-during-in-vitro-preimplantation-bovine-embryo-development
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Manuel García-Herreros, Constantine A Simintiras, Patrick Lonergan
Proteomic analyses are useful for understanding the metabolic pathways governing embryo development. This study investigated the presence of enzymes involved in glycolysis and glycogenesis in in vitro-produced bovine embryos at five developmental stages leading up to blastocyst formation. The enzymes examined were: (1) glycolytic: hexokinase-I (HK-I), phosphofructokinase-1 (PFK-1), pyruvate kinase mutase 1/2 (PKM-1/2), glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH) and (2) glycogenic: glycogen synthase kinase-3 isoforms α/ β (GSK-3α/β)...
March 23, 2018: Reproduction, Fertility, and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561329/vascular-tumors-in-infants-case-report-and-review-of-clinical-histopathologic-and-immunohistochemical-characteristics-of-infantile-hemangioma-pyogenic-granuloma-noninvoluting-congenital-hemangioma-tufted-angioma-and-kaposiform-hemangioendothelioma
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Emma F Johnson, Dawn M Davis, Megha M Tollefson, Karen Fritchie, Lawrence E Gibson
Vascular tumors in infants present a diagnostic and treatment dilemma for both clinicians and pathologists. Infantile hemangioma, the most common vascular tumor in infants, can be confused for other less common vascular tumors in infants. Correct and timely diagnosis is important, as some vascular tumors can be associated with life-threatening coagulopathy. We present the cases of 5 vascular tumors that have clinical and histologic overlap: infantile hemangioma, pyogenic granuloma, noninvoluting congenital hemangioma, tufted angioma, and kaposiform hemangioendothelioma...
April 2018: American Journal of Dermatopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550845/correlations-between-dual-phase-18f-fdg-uptake-and-clinicopathologic-and-biological-markers-of-breast-cancer
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Hayato Kaida, Koichi Azuma, Uhi Toh, Akihiko Kawahara, Eiji Sadashima, Satoshi Hattori, Jun Akiba, Nobuhiro Tahara, Axel Rominger, Kazunai Ishii, Takamichi Murakami, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: To assess the correlations between dual-phase fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (18 F-FDG) uptake and clinicopathological and immunohistochemical prognostic factors in patients with surgically resected breast cancer. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed the cases of 105 patients. We calculated the maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) at 85min (SUV1), SUVmax at 125min (SUV2) and the retention index [RI]. Spearman's rank correlation test, the Kruskal-Wallis test and receiver operating characteristic (ROC) analysis were performed to assess the association between18 F-FDG uptake and the clinicopathological and immunohistochemical factors: glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), estrogen receptor alpha (ERα), ERβ, progesterone receptor (PR), human epidermal growth factor 2 (Her2), mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), and P70S6kinase (P70S6)...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546798/metastatic-choriocarcinoma-masquerading-as-a-congenital-glabellar-hemangioma
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Steve Taylor, Kimberly Eisenstein, Vanessa Gildenstern, Harper Price, Pooja Hingorani, Apurvi Patel, Nathan Page, Smita Bailey, David Carpentieri
Infantile choriocarcinoma (ICC) is a rare, highly malignant form of gestational trophoblastic neoplasia. Rapid diagnosis and initiation of treatment are paramount in reaching a successful outcome. Patients with these tumors typically present with a triad of anemia, hepatomegaly, and precocious puberty. Cutaneous manifestations of ICC are extraordinarily rare with few documented cases. Here, we describe a male neonate who presented to our Dermatology clinic with a rapidly growing, markedly vascular glabellar mass associated with abnormal laboratory values suggestive of Kasabach-Merritt phenomenon...
January 1, 2018: Pediatric and Developmental Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29506985/detection-and-characterization-of-cd8-autoreactive-memory-stem-t-cells-in-patients-with-type-1-diabetes
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Debora Vignali, Elisa Cantarelli, Carlotta Bordignon, Adriana Canu, Antonio Citro, Andrea Annoni, Lorenzo Piemonti, Paolo Monti
Stem memory T cells (Tscm) constitute the earliest developmental stage of memory T cells, displaying stem cell-like properties, such as self-renewal capacity. Their superior immune reconstitution potential has sparked interest in cancer immune therapy, vaccine development, and immune reconstitution, whereas their role in autoimmunity is largely unexplored. Here we show that autoreactive CD8+ Tscm specific for β-cell antigens GAD65, insulin, and IGRP are present in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D). In vitro, the generation of autoreactive Tscm from naive precursors required the presence of the homeostatic cytokine interleukin-7 (IL-7)...
May 2018: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29501533/glucosylated-nanomicelles-target-glucose-avid-pediatric-patient-derived-sarcomas
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Alexandra Bukchin, Guillem Pascual-Pasto, Maria Cuadrado-Vilanova, Helena Castillo-Ecija, Carles Monterrubio, Nagore G Olaciregui, Monica Vila-Ubach, Laia Ordeix, Jaume Mora, Angel M Carcaboso, Alejandro Sosnik
We report for the first time on a nano-drug delivery system based on glucosylated polymeric nanomicelles to actively target the second-generation tyrosine kinase inhibitor dasatinib to glucose-avid pediatric sarcomas by the intravenous route. After a comprehensive physicochemical characterization that confirmed the substantially lower critical micellar concentration and the higher encapsulation capacity of the glucosylated amphiphilic nanocarrier with respect to the pristine counterpart, we showed a 9-fold decrease of the half maximal inhibitory concentration of dasatinib in a rhabdomyosarcoma cell line, Rh30, in vitro...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29484389/mtor-is-involved-in-stroke-induced-seizures-and-the-anti-seizure-effect-of-mild-hypothermia
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Guo-Shuai Yang, Xiao-Yan Zhou, Xue-Fang An, Xuan-Jun Liu, Yan-Jun Zhang, Dan Yu
Stroke is considered an underlying etiology of the development of seizures. Stroke leads to glucose and oxygen deficiency in neurons, resulting in brain dysfunction and injury. Mild hypothermia is a therapeutic strategy to inhibit stroke‑induced seizures, which may be associated with the regulation of energy metabolism of the brain. Mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling and solute carrier family 2, facilitated glucose transporter member (GLUT)‑1 are critical for energy metabolism. Furthermore, mTOR overactivation and GLUT‑1 deficiency are associated with genetically acquired seizures...
April 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29467405/muc13-contributes-to-rewiring-of-glucose-metabolism-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Sonam Kumari, Sheema Khan, Subash C Gupta, Vivek K Kashyap, Murali M Yallapu, Subhash C Chauhan, Meena Jaggi
Pancreatic tumors are rewired for high-glucose metabolism and typically present with exceptionally poor prognosis. Recently, we have shown that MUC13, which is highly expressed in pancreatic tumors, promotes tumor progression via modulation of HER2 receptor tyrosine kinase activity. Herein, we investigate a novel, MUC13-mediated molecular mechanism responsible for higher glucose metabolism in pancreatic tumors. Our results demonstrate that MUC13 expression leads to the activation/nuclear translocation of NF-κB p65 and phosphorylation of IκB, which in turn upregulates the expression of important proteins (Glut-1, c-Myc, and Bcl-2) that are involved in glucose metabolism...
February 22, 2018: Oncogenesis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29462809/liver-plays-a-major-role-in-fgf-21-mediated-glucose-homeostasis
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Mingyao Liu, Hongwei Cao, Yuting Hou, Guopeng Sun, Deshan Li, Wenfei Wang
BACKGROUND/AIMS: The liver is a vital organ in vertebrates and has a wide range of functions, including glucose absorption, glycogen storage and glucose production. Fibroblast growth factor (FGF)-21 is a metabolic regulator that is primarily produced by the liver. In this paper, we studied the effect of FGF-21 on glucose metabolism in the liver. METHODS: The glucose uptake of cells was detected by 2-Deoxy-d-[3H] glucose; the synergy between insulin and FGF-21 was evaluated...
2018: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446690/perineurial-like-cells-and-ema-expression-in-the-suprachoroidal-region-of-the-human-eye
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Andrea R Gilbert, Patricia Chévez-Barrios, Matthew D Cykowski
The suprachoroidal region of the eye comprises vascular channels, melanocytes, and thin fibroblasts with elongated cytoplasm that are positioned directly adjacent to the densely collagenous sclera. Morphological similarities between these suprachoroidal fibroblasts and arachnoid cells and perineurial cells have been recognized, but whether these fibroblasts have a perineurial cell-like immunophenotype is not known. To further examine the relationship of these three cell types, we investigated the comparative expression of epithelial membrane antigen (EMA), the tight junction protein claudin-1, glucose transporter-1 (Glut-1), and CD34 in suprachoroidal fibroblasts, arachnoid of the optic nerve sheath, and perineurium of ciliary nerves in eight human eye specimens...
May 2018: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29435871/pi3k-akt-signaling-controls-pfkfb3-expression-during-human-t-lymphocyte-activation
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Helga Simon-Molas, Claudia Arnedo-Pac, Pere Fontova, Anna Vidal-Alabró, Esther Castaño, Ana Rodríguez-García, Àurea Navarro-Sabaté, Núria Lloberas, Anna Manzano, Ramon Bartrons
Lymphocyte activation is associated with rapid increase of both the glycolytic activator fructose 2,6-bisphosphate (Fru-2,6-P2 ) and the enzyme responsible for its synthesis, 6-phosphofructo-2-kinase/fructose-2,6-bisphosphatase (PFK-2/FBPase-2). PFKFB3 gene, which encodes for the most abundant PFK-2 isoenzyme in proliferating tissues, has been found overexpressed during cell activation in several models, including immune cells. However, there is limited knowledge on the pathways underlying PFKFB3 regulation in human T-lymphocytes, and the role of this gene in human immune response...
February 12, 2018: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
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