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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635660/diverse-regulation-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-expression-by-1-25-dihydroxyvitamin-d-and-atra-in-murine-and-human-blood-cells-at-early-stages-of-their-differentiation
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Sylwia Janik, Urszula Nowak, Agnieszka Łaszkiewicz, Anastasiia Satyr, Michał Majkowski, Aleksandra Marchwicka, Łukasz Śnieżewski, Klaudia Berkowska, Marian Gabryś, Małgorzata Cebrat, Ewa Marcinkowska
Vitamin D receptor (VDR) is present in multiple blood cells, and the hormonal form of vitamin D, 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D (1,25D) is essential for the proper functioning of the immune system. The role of retinoic acid receptor α (RARα) in hematopoiesis is very important, as the fusion of RARα gene with PML gene initiates acute promyelocytic leukemia where differentiation of the myeloid lineage is blocked, followed by an uncontrolled proliferation of leukemic blasts. RARα takes part in regulation of VDR transcription, and unliganded RARα acts as a transcriptional repressor to VDR gene in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells...
June 21, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635519/the-elicitor-protein-ases-induces-a-sar-response-accompanied-by-systemic-microbursts-and-micro-hrs-in-fragaria-ananassa
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Verónica Hael Conrad, Silvia Marisa Perato, Marta Elena Arias, Martín Gustavo Martínez Zamora, Pía de Los Ángeles Di Peto, Gustavo Gabriel Martos, Atilio Pedro Castagnaro, Juan Carlos Diaz-Ricci, Nadia Regina Chalfoun
The elicitor AsES (Acremonium strictum Elicitor Subtilisin) is a 34 KDa subtilisin-like protein secreted by the opportunistic fungus Acremonium strictum. AsES activates the innate immunity and confers resistance against anthracnose and grey mold diseases in strawberry plants (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.) and the last disease also in Arabidopsis. In the present work, we show that upon AsES recognition, a cascade of defense responses is activated, including: calcium influx, biphasic oxidative burst (O2(.-) and H2O2), HR response, accumulation of autofluorescent compounds, cell wall reinforcement with callose and lignin deposition, salicylic acid accumulation, and expression of defense-related genes such as FaPR1, FaPG1, FaMYB30, FaRBOH-D, FaRBOH-F, FaCHI23 and FaFLS...
June 21, 2017: Molecular Plant-microbe Interactions: MPMI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634733/dynamic-properties-of-human-tympanic-membrane-after-exposure-to-blast-waves
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Warren G Engles, Xuelin Wang, Rong Z Gan
Blast overpressure causes dynamic damage to middle ear components, and tympanic membrane (TM) rupture is the most frequent middle ear injury. However, it is unclear how the blast waves change mechanical properties of the TM and affect sound transmission through the ear. This paper reports the current study on dynamic properties of the TM after exposure to blast waves by using acoustic loading and laser Doppler vibrometry (LDV). The TM specimens were prepared from human temporal bones following exposures to blast overpressure...
June 20, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634463/protective-effect-of-n-acetylcysteine-amide-on-blast-induced-increase-in-intracranial-pressure-in-rats
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Usmah Kawoos, Richard M McCarron, Mikulas Chavko
Blast-induced traumatic brain injury is associated with acute and possibly chronic elevation of intracranial pressure (ICP). The outcome after TBI is dependent on the progression of complex processes which are mediated by oxidative stress. So far, no effective pharmacological protection against TBI exists. In this study, rats were exposed to a single or repetitive blast overpressure (BOP) at moderate intensities of 72 or 110 kPa in a compressed air-driven shock tube. The degree and duration of the increase in ICP were proportional to the intensity and frequency of the blast exposure(s)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634061/isolation-of-a-protease-resistant-and-ph-stable-%C3%AE-galactosidase-displaying-hydrolytic-efficacy-toward-raffinose-family-oligosaccharides-from-the-button-mushroom-agaricus-bisporus
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Yujing Hu, Mengjuan Zhu, Guoting Tian, Liyan Zhao, Hexiang Wang, Tzi Bun Ng
A 45-kDa monomeric acidic α-galactosidase with a specific activity of 193.12 units/mg was isolated from the fruiting bodies of Agaricus bisporus. Blast search of internal peptide sequences suggested that it is a member of GH family 27 and it is most similar to hypothetical protein AGABI2DRAFT_70106. The enzyme displayed maximal activity at pH 4.0 and 60°C, respectively. The enzyme remained stable within the pH range 2.0-9.0 but its activity was markedly suppressed in the presence of Cu(2+), Hg(2+), Fe(3+) and Ag(+) ions...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632488/vector-borne-pathogens-in-stray-dogs-in-northeastern-turkey
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Esin Guven, Hamza Avcioglu, Seyda Cengiz, Armagan Hayirli
This experiment was carried out to attain prevalence and molecular characterization of pathogens causing canine vector-borne diseases (CVBDs) including babesiosis, hepatozoonosis, leishmaniasis, filariosis (Dirofilaria immitis, Dirofilaria repens, and Acanthocheilonema reconditum), ehrlichiosis (Ehrlichia canis), and anaplasmosis (Anaplasma platys) in stray dogs. The study material consisted of 133 asymptomatic female (n = 96) and male (n = 37) stray dogs (≤1 year old, n = 16 and 1-6 years old, n = 117) housed in the Animal Care and Rehabilitation Center, Erzurum, Northeastern Turkey...
June 20, 2017: Vector Borne and Zoonotic Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631213/the-constitutive-protease-release-by-primary-human-acute-myeloid-leukemia-cells
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Maria Honnemyr, Øystein Bruserud, Annette K Brenner
INTRODUCTION: Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cells show constitutive release of matrix metalloproteases and their inhibitors. We now investigated this constitutive release of protease/protease regulators associated with carcinogenesis (ADAM12, uPA, cystatin B), angiogenesis (serpin E1, uPA, CD147), cancer cell migration (uPA, cystatin C), coagulation (ADAM TS13, serpin C1), inflammation (fetuin A, caspase 1, cystatin C), monocytic differentiation (CFD) or regulation of hematopoiesis (neutrophil elastase)...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629005/laser-surface-structuring-of-ti6al4v-substrates-for-adhesion-enhancement-in-ti6al4v-peek-joints
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Bruno Henriques, Miguel Sampaio, Mihaela Buciumeanu, Júlio C M Souza, José R Gomes, Filipe Silva, Oscar Carvalho
PEEK is a promising polymer possessing high mechanical strength and biocompatibility and therefore it can be associated to titanium for biomedical applications. This study aimed at producing Ti6Al4V-PEEK joints with enhanced adhesion through laser-structuring Ti6Al4V treatments. Ti6Al4V cylindrical substrates were prepared by two types of surface treatments: alumina blasting and laser structuring. The holes number and size in laser-structured surfaces was varied. PEEK was then hot pressed against the metallic substrate to completely filling the surface cavities...
October 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628655/moend3-regulates-appressorium-formation-and-virulence-through-mediating-endocytosis-in-rice-blast-fungus-magnaporthe-oryzae
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Xiao Li, Chuyun Gao, Lianwei Li, Muxing Liu, Ziyi Yin, Haifeng Zhang, Xiaobo Zheng, Ping Wang, Zhengguang Zhang
Eukaryotic cells respond to environmental stimuli when cell surface receptors are bound by environmental ligands. The binding initiates a signal transduction cascade that results in the appropriate intracellular responses. Studies have shown that endocytosis is critical for receptor internalization and signaling activation. In the rice blast fungus Magnaporthe oryzae, a non-canonical G-protein coupled receptor, Pth11, and membrane sensors MoMsb2 and MoSho1 are thought to function upstream of G-protein/cAMP signaling and the Pmk1 MAPK pathway to regulate appressorium formation and pathogenesis...
June 19, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626499/the-effects-of-blast-exposure-on-protein-deimination-in-the-brain
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Peter J Attilio, Michael Flora, Alaa Kamnaksh, Donald J Bradshaw, Denes Agoston, Gregory P Mueller
Oxidative stress and calcium excitotoxicity are hallmarks of traumatic brain injury (TBI). While these early disruptions may be corrected over a relatively short period of time, long-lasting consequences of TBI including impaired cognition and mood imbalances can persist for years, even in the absence of any evidence of overt injury based on neuroimaging. This investigation examined the possibility that disordered protein deimination occurs as a result of TBI and may thus contribute to the long-term pathologies of TBI...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625963/identification-and-lead-in-characterization-of-novel-b3-metallo-%C3%AE-lactamases
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Irsa Mateen, Faisal Saeed Awan, Azeem Iqbal Khan, Muhammad Anjum Zia
Metallo-β-lactamases (MBLs) are zinc ion dependent enzymes that are responsible for the emergence and spread of β-lactam resistance among bacterial pathogens. There are uncharacterized putative MBLs in the environment and their emergence is major interference in the generation of universal MBL inhibitors so it is important to identify and characterize novel MBLs. In this study two novel MBLs from Luteimonas sp. J29 and Pseudoxanthomonas mexicana were identified using B3 MBLs as query in BLAST database search...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623327/exendin-4-attenuates-blast-traumatic-brain-injury-induced-cognitive-impairments-losses-of-synaptophysin-and-in-vitro-tbi-induced-hippocampal-cellular-degeneration
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Lital Rachmany, David Tweedie, Vardit Rubovitch, Yazhou Li, Harold W Holloway, Dong Seok Kim, Whitney A Ratliff, Jessica N Saykally, Bruce A Citron, Barry J Hoffer, Nigel H Greig, Chaim G Pick
Mild blast traumatic brain injury (B-TBI) induced lasting cognitive impairments in novel object recognition and less severe deficits in Y-maze behaviors. B-TBI significantly reduced the levels of synaptophysin (SYP) protein staining in cortical (CTX) and hippocampal (HIPP) tissues. Treatment with exendin-4 (Ex-4) delivered by subcutaneous micro-osmotic pumps 48 hours prior to or 2 hours immediately after B-TBI prevented the induction of both cognitive deficits and B-TBI induced changes in SYP staining. The effects of a series of biaxial stretch injuries (BSI) on a neuronal derived cell line, HT22 cells, were assessed in an in vitro model of TBI...
June 16, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622624/primary-myelofibrosis-older-age-and-high-jak2v617f-allele-burden-are-associated-with-elevated-plasma-high-sensitivity-c-reactive-protein-levels-and-a-phenotype-of-progressive-disease
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Giovanni Barosi, Margherita Massa, Rita Campanelli, Gabriela Fois, Paolo Catarsi, Gianluca Viarengo, Laura Villani, Valentina Poletto, Tiziana Bosoni, Umberto Magrini, Robert P Gale, Vittorio Rosti
We measured plasma levels of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in 526 subjects with primary myelofibrosis (PMF). Thirty-eight percent had an elevated hs-CRP level (≥0.3mg/dL). Elevated hs-CRP levels were associated with a progressive disease phenotype, including anemia, high white blood cell count, low platelet count, increased splenomegaly, increased risk of blast transformation, and worse survival. Age≥52years, but no other demographic characteristics, was associated with an elevated hs-CRP level in multivariable logistic regression (odds ratio [OR], 4...
June 7, 2017: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622375/identification-of-benthic-diatoms-isolated-from-the-eastern-tidal-flats-of-the-yellow-sea-comparison-between-morphological-and-molecular-approaches
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Sung Min An, Dong Han Choi, Jung Ho Lee, Howon Lee, Jae Hoon Noh
Benthic diatoms isolated from tidal flats in the west coast of Korea were identified through both traditional morphological method and molecular phylogenetic method for methodological comparison. For the molecular phylogenetic analyses, we sequenced the 18S rRNA and the ribulose bisphosphate carboxylase large subunit coding gene, rbcL. Further, the comparative analysis allowed for the assessment of the suitability as a genetic marker for identification of closely related benthic diatom species and as potential barcode gene...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620927/bendamustine-for-relapsed-blastic-plasmacytoid-dendritic-cell-leukaemia
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Sarah Bétrian, Sarah Guenounou, Isabelle Luquet, Cécile Demur, Anne Huynh, Loïc Ysebaert, Christian Recher, Françoise Huguet
Optimal treatment of blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm (BPDCN), a rare entity of dismal prognosis previously described as CD4+/CD56+ hematodermic malignancies, is not defined. We report five cases of relapsed BPDCN treated with bendamustine hydrochloride, a well-tolerated bifunctional drug acting as an alkylating and antimetabolite agent. All patients were above the age of 50 years and in advanced disease (early first relapse in two, subsequent relapse in three; multi-organ involvement in four; previous intensive chemotherapy in five; and stem cell transplantation in four)...
June 2017: Hematological Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620829/appearance-of-cell-adhesion-factor-in-osteoblast-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-apatite-coating-titanium-by-blast-coating-method
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Hirotsugu Umeda, Takamitsu Mano, Koji Harada, Ferdous Tarannum, Yoshiya Ueyama
We have already reported that the apatite coating of titanium by the blast coating (BC) method could show a higher rate of bone contact from the early stages in vivo, when compared to the pure titanium (Ti) and the apatite coating of titanium by the flame spraying (FS) method. However, the detailed mechanism by which BC resulted in satisfactory bone contact is still unknown. In the present study, we investigated the importance of various factors including cell adhesion factor in osteoblast proliferation and differentiation that could affect the osteoconductivity of the BC disks...
August 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620611/dogs-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-have-clonal-rearrangements-in-t-and-b-cell-receptors
#17
Tracy Stokol, Gabrielle A Nickerson, Martha Shuman, Nicole Belcher
Clonality testing for rearrangements in the complementarity-determining region 3 of the immunoglobulin heavy chain of B lymphocytes (B cell receptor) and the T cell receptor of T lymphocytes helps distinguish between clonal and non-clonal expansions of lymphocytes. There are rare reports of clonally rearranged T and B cell receptors in dogs with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). Our objective was to determine the frequency of clonally rearranged T and B cell receptors in dogs with AML. Archived slides from historical cases of AML (from January 2010 to June 2013) and slides or liquid specimens [blood, bone marrow (BM), body cavity fluid, or tissue aspirates] from cases of AML diagnosed between June 2013 and February 2017 were used in the study...
2017: Frontiers in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619949/expansion-and-activation-of-granulocytic-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-in-childhood-precursor-b-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Yu-Feng Liu, Ying-Ying Chen, Ying-Yi He, Jia-Yi Wang, Jian-Ping Yang, Shu-Ling Zhong, Nan Jiang, Pan Zhou, Hua Jiang, Jie Zhou
Precursor B cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL) is a B cell-derived, malignant disorder with the highest incidence among children. In addition to the genetic abnormality, a dysregulated immune system also has an important role in the pathogenesis of B-ALL. Myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) represent one of the key drivers in immune tolerance against tumor cells, including various solid tumors and hematologic malignancies. The role of MDSCs in B-ALL remains poorly understood. Here, we showed that the granulocytic (G)-MDSC population was significantly elevated in both the peripheral blood and BM of patients with B-ALL, when compared with age-matched healthy controls...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619754/antitumor-effect-of-the-atypical-retinoid-st1926-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-and-nanoparticle-formulation-prolongs-lifespan-and-reduces-tumor-burden-of-xenograft-mice
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Leeanna El-Houjeiri, Walid Saad, Berthe Hayar, Patrick Aouad, Nadim Tawil, Rana Abdel-Samad, Rita Hleihel, Maguy Hamie, Angelo Mancinelli, Claudio Pisano, Hiba El Hajj, Nadine Darwiche
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is one of the most frequent types of blood malignancies. It is a complex disorder of undifferentiated hematopoietic progenitor cells. The majority of patients generally respond to intensive therapy. Nevertheless, relapse is the major cause of death in AML, warranting the need for novel treatment strategies. Retinoids have demonstrated potent differentiation and growth regulatory effects in normal, transformed and hematopoietic progenitor cells. All-trans retinoic acid (ATRA) is the paradigm of treatment in acute promyelocytic leukemia, an AML subtype...
June 15, 2017: Molecular Cancer Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619545/blast-related-disinhibition-and-risk-seeking-in-mice-and-combat-veterans-potential-role-for-dysfunctional-phasic-dopamine-release
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A G Schindler, J S Meabon, K F Pagulayan, R C Hendrickson, K D Meeker, M Cline, G Li, C Sikkema, C W Wilkinson, D P Perl, M R Raskind, E R Peskind, J J Clark, D G Cook
Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) caused by exposure to high explosives has been called the "signature injury" of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There is a wide array of chronic neurological and behavioral symptoms associated with blast-induced mTBI. However, the underlying mechanisms are not well understood. Here we used a battlefield-relevant mouse model of blast-induced mTBI and in vivo fast-scan cyclic voltammetry (FSCV) to investigate whether the mesolimbic dopamine system contributes to the mechanisms underlying blast-induced behavioral dysfunction...
June 12, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
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