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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223111/consumer-response-to-health-and-environmental-sustainability-information-regarding-seafood-consumption
#1
Silke Jacobs, Isabelle Sioen, António Marques, Wim Verbeke
Seafood consumption has an impact on both consumers' health and on the marine environment, making the integration of health and sustainability aspects in information and recommendation messages for consumers highly topical. This study presents the results of a consumer study in terms of the impact of exposure to a message about health and sustainability aspects of seafood on 986 participants from Belgium and Portugal. Possible drivers for behavioural change regarding seafood consumption frequency and sustainable seafood buying frequency are studied following exposure to the message...
December 6, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222907/the-ameliorative-effect-of-fluoxetine-on-neuroinflammation-induced-by-sleep-deprivation
#2
Maosheng Xia, Xiaowei Li, Li Yang, Jiaan Ren, Guangfeng Sun, Shuang Qi, Alexei Verkhratsky, Baoman Li
It is well known that sleep disorders are harmful to people's health and performance, and growing evidence suggests that sleep deprivation (SD) can trigger neuroinflammation in the brain. The nucleotide-binding domain and leucine-rich repeat protein-3 (NLRP3) inflammasome is reported to be relevant to the neuroinflammation induced by SD, but the regulatory signaling that governs the NLRP3 inflammasome in SD is still unknown. Meanwhile, whether the regulatory action of antidepressants in astrocytes could affect the neuroinflammation induced by SD also remains obscure...
December 9, 2017: Journal of Neurochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222745/mir-26a-functions-as-a-tumor-suppressor-in-ambient-particulate-matter-bound-metal-triggered-lung-cancer-cell-metastasis-by-targeting-lin28b-il6-stat3-axis
#3
Yan-Yang Lu, Yi Lin, Dong-Xiao Ding, Shu Su, Qiao-Qiao Chi, You-Chi Zhang, Jian Sun, Xu Zhang, Hui-Min Zhu, Qian-Sheng Huang, Yu-Lang Chi, Guo-Zhu Ye, Shu Tao, Si-Jun Dong
Exposure to ambient particulate matter (PM) has been linked to the increasing incidence and mortality of lung cancer, but the principal toxic components and molecular mechanism remain to be further elucidated. In this study, human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells were treated with serial concentrations of water-extracted PM10 (WE-PM10) collected from Beijing, China. Our results showed that exposure to 25 and 50 μg/ml of WE-PM10 for 48 h significantly suppressed miR-26a to upregulate lin-28 homolog B (LIN28B), and in turn activated interleukin 6 (IL6) and signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) in A549 cells, subsequently contributing to enhanced epithelial-mesenchymal transition and accelerated migration and invasion...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222632/preoperative-platelet-lymphocyte-ratio-is-an-independent-factor-of-poor-prognosis-after-curative-surgery-for-colon-cancer
#4
Martin Bailon-Cuadrado, Ekta Choolani-Bhojwani, Francisco J Tejero-Pintor, Javier Sanchez-Gonzalez, Mario Rodriguez-Lopez, Baltasar Perez-Saborido, Jose L Marcos-Rodriguez
Interaction between tumour and host triggers a systemic inflammatory response. This situation has been associated to cancer progression. Several peripheral blood inflammatory scores have been recently developed, as PLR. Data about the relationship between these scores and cancer prognosis are contradictory. Therefore, the aim of our work is to evaluate the capability of PLR to predict long-term outcomes (OS and RFS) in patients who underwent curative surgery for colon cancer. A retrospective study was designed with patients who underwent curative surgery for colon cancer between September 2008 and January 2012 at Rio Hortega University Hospital, Valladolid (Spain)...
December 8, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222627/pediatric-asthma-management-in-china-current-and-future-challenges
#5
Xiaojian Zhou, Jianguo Hong
The purpose of this report was to review the state of asthma diagnosis and treatment in China and to examine challenges in achieving earlier diagnosis and treatment. The prevalence of asthma in children in China has increased over past decades, and data published in 2013 indicated a prevalence of 3.0% in children aged 0-14 years. Although this prevalence has increased, the percentage of children with acute asthma attacks decreased from 86% in 2000 to 77% in 2010, and the frequency of hospitalizations for asthma attacks decreased from 54...
December 8, 2017: Paediatric Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222490/ran-translation-at-c9orf72-associated-repeat-expansions-is-selectively-enhanced-by-the-integrated-stress-response
#6
Katelyn M Green, M Rebecca Glineburg, Michael G Kearse, Brittany N Flores, Alexander E Linsalata, Stephen J Fedak, Aaron C Goldstrohm, Sami J Barmada, Peter K Todd
Repeat-associated non-AUG (RAN) translation allows for unconventional initiation at disease-causing repeat expansions. As RAN translation contributes to pathogenesis in multiple neurodegenerative disorders, determining its mechanistic underpinnings may inform therapeutic development. Here we analyze RAN translation at G4C2 repeat expansions that cause C9orf72-associated amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and frontotemporal dementia (C9RAN) and at CGG repeats that cause fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222488/different-carotenoid-conformations-have-distinct-functions-in-light-harvesting-regulation-in-plants
#7
Nicoletta Liguori, Pengqi Xu, Ivo H M van Stokkum, Bart van Oort, Yinghong Lu, Daniel Karcher, Ralph Bock, Roberta Croce
To avoid photodamage plants regulate the amount of excitation energy in the membrane at the level of the light-harvesting complexes (LHCs). It has been proposed that the energy absorbed in excess is dissipated via protein conformational changes of individual LHCs. However, the exact quenching mechanism remains unclear. Here we study the mechanism of quenching in LHCs that bind a single carotenoid species and are constitutively in a dissipative conformation. Via femtosecond spectroscopy we resolve a number of carotenoid dark states, demonstrating that the carotenoid is bound to the complex in different conformations...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222465/the-dynamic-dimer-structure-of-the-chaperone-trigger-factor
#8
Leonor Morgado, Björn M Burmann, Timothy Sharpe, Adam Mazur, Sebastian Hiller
The chaperone Trigger Factor (TF) from Escherichia coli forms a dimer at cellular concentrations. While the monomer structure of TF is well known, the spatial arrangement of this dimeric chaperone storage form has remained unclear. Here, we determine its structure by a combination of high-resolution NMR spectroscopy and biophysical methods. TF forms a symmetric head-to-tail dimer, where the ribosome binding domain is in contact with the substrate binding domain, while the peptidyl-prolyl isomerase domain contributes only slightly to the dimer affinity...
December 8, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222423/voluntary-modulation-of-mental-effort-investment-an-fmri-study
#9
Omar T Khachouf, Gang Chen, Davide Duzzi, Carlo A Porro, Giuseppe Pagnoni
Mental effort is a common phenomenological construct deeply linked to volition and self-control. While it is often assumed that the amount of exertion invested in a task can be voluntarily regulated, the neural bases of such faculty and its behavioural effects are yet insufficiently understood. In this study, we investigated how the instructions to execute a demanding cognitive task either "with maximum exertion" or "as relaxed as possible" affected performance and brain activity. The maximum exertion condition, compared to relaxed execution, was associated with speeded motor responses without an accuracy trade-off, and an amplification of both task-related activations in dorsal frontoparietal and cerebellar regions, and task-related deactivations in default mode network (DMN) areas...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222421/the-transcriptomic-signature-of-disease-development-and-progression-of-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#10
Sophie Cazanave, Alexei Podtelezhnikov, Kristian Jensen, Mulugeta Seneshaw, Divya P Kumar, Hae-Ki Min, Prasanna K Santhekadur, Bubu Banini, Adolfo Gabriele Mauro, Abdul M Oseini, Robert Vincent, Keith Q Tanis, Andrea L Webber, Liangsu Wang, Pierre Bedossa, Faridoddin Mirshahi, Arun J Sanyal
A longitudinal molecular model of the development and progression of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) over time is lacking. We have recently validated a high fat/sugar water-induced animal (an isogenic strain of C57BL/6 J:129S1/SvImJ mice) model of NAFLD that closely mimics most aspects of human disease. The hepatic transcriptome of such mice with fatty liver (8 weeks), steatohepatitis with early fibrosis (16-24 weeks) and advanced fibrosis (52 weeks) after initiation of the diet was evaluated and compared to mice on chow diet...
December 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222192/suppressor-of-gamma-response-1-links-dna-damage-response-to-organ-regeneration
#11
Ross Alastair Johnson, Phillip Conklin, Michelle Tjahjadi, Victor Missirian, Ted Toal, Siobhan M Brady, Anne B Britt
In Arabidopsis, DNA damage-induced programmed cell death is limited to the meristematic stem cell niche and its early descendants. The significance of this cell-type specific programmed cell death is unclear. Here we demonstrate in roots that it is the programmed destruction of the mitotically-compromised stem cell niche that triggers its regeneration, enabling growth recovery. In contrast to wild-type plants, sog1 plants, which are defective in damage-induced programmed cell death, maintain the cell identities and stereotypical structure of the stem cell niche after irradiation, but these cells fail to undergo cell division, terminating root growth...
December 8, 2017: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222176/ca2-releases-e-syt1-autoinhibition-to-couple-er-plasma-membrane-tethering-with-lipid-transport
#12
Xin Bian, Yasunori Saheki, Pietro De Camilli
The extended synaptotagmins (E-Syts) are endoplasmic reticulum (ER) proteins that bind the plasma membrane (PM) via C2 domains and transport lipids between them via SMP domains. E-Syt1 tethers and transports lipids in a Ca2+-dependent manner, but the role of Ca2+ in this regulation is unclear. Of the five C2 domains of E-Syt1, only C2A and C2C contain Ca2+-binding sites. Using liposome-based assays, we show that Ca2+ binding to C2C promotes E-Syt1-mediated membrane tethering by releasing an inhibition that prevents C2E from interacting with PI(4,5)P2-rich membranes, as previously suggested by studies in semi-permeabilized cells...
December 8, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222072/heparan-sulfate-potentiates-leukocyte-adhesion-on-cardiac-fibroblast-by-enhantcing-vcam-1-and-icam-1-expression
#13
Francisco Olivares-Silva, Rodolfo Landaeta, Pablo Aránguiz, Samir Bolivar, Claudio Humeres, Renatto Anfossi, Raúl Vivar, Pía Boza, Claudia Muñoz, Viviana Pardo-Jiménez, Concepción Peiró, Carlos F Sánchez-Ferrer, Guillermo Díaz-Araya
Cardiac fibroblasts (CF) act as sentinel cells responding to chemokines, cytokines and growth factors released in cardiac tissue in cardiac injury events, such as myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac injury involves the release of various damage-associated molecular patterns (DAMPs) including heparan sulfate (HS), a constituent of the extracellular matrix (ECM), through the TLR4 receptor activation triggering a strong inflammatory response, inducing leukocytes recruitment. This latter cells are responsible of clearing cell debris and releasing cytokines that promote CF differentiation to myofibroblast (CMF), thus initiating scar formation...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222063/evolutionary-dynamism-in-bryophytes-phylogenomic-inferences-confirm-rapid-radiation-in-the-moss-family-funariaceae
#14
Rafael Medina, Matthew Johnson, Yang Liu, Nicholas Wilding, Terry A Hedderson, Norman Wickett, Bernard Goffinet
Rapid diversifications of plants are primarily documented and studied in angiosperms, which are perceived as evolutionarily dynamic. Recent studies have, however, revealed that bryophytes have also undergone periods of rapid radiation. The speciose family Funariaceae, including the model taxon Physcomitrella patens, is one such lineage. Here, we infer relationships among major lineages within the Entosthodon-Physcomitrium complex from virtually complete organellar exomes (i.e., 123 genes) obtained through high throughput sequencing of genomic libraries enriched in these loci via targeted locus capture...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222039/the-role-of-stat3-in-leading-the-crosstalk-between-human-cancers-and-the-immune-system
#15
Yu Wang, Yicheng Shen, Sinan Wang, Qiang Shen, Xuan Zhou
The development and progression of human cancers are continuously and dynamically regulated by intrinsic and extrinsic factors. As a converging point of multiple oncogenic pathways, signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) is constitutively activated both in tumor cells and tumor-infiltrated immune cells. Activated STAT3 persistently triggers tumor progression through direct regulation of oncogenic gene expression. Apart from its oncogenic role in regulating gene expression in tumor cells, STAT3 also paves the way for human cancer growth through immunosuppression...
December 5, 2017: Cancer Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222007/current-concepts-in-pathogenesis-diagnosis-and-management-of-smoking-related-interstitial-lung-diseases
#16
REVIEW
Anupam Kumar, Sujith V Cherian, Robert Vassallo, Eunhee S Yi, Jay H Ryu
Tobacco exposure results in various changes to the airways and lung parenchyma. While emphysema represents the more common injury pattern, in some individuals, cigarette smoke injures alveolar epithelial and other lung cells resulting in diffuse infiltrates and parenchymal fibrosis. Smoking can trigger interstitial injury patterns mediated via recruitment and inappropriate persistence of myeloid and other immune cells including eosinophils. As our understanding of the role of cigarette smoke constituents in triggering lung injury continues to evolve, so does our recognition of the spectrum of smoking-related interstitial lung changes...
December 5, 2017: Chest
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221973/pathogens-toolbox-to-manipulate-human-complement
#17
REVIEW
Francisco J Fernández, Sara Gómez, M Cristina Vega
The surveillance and pathogen fighting functions of the complement system have evolved to protect mammals from life-threatening infections. In turn, pathogens have developed complex molecular mechanisms to subvert, divert and evade the effector functions of the complement. The study of complement immunoevasion by pathogens sheds light on their infection drivers, knowledge that is essential to implement therapies. At the same time, complement evasion also acts as a discovery ground that reveals important aspects of how complement works under physiological conditions...
December 5, 2017: Seminars in Cell & Developmental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221912/variable-clinical-phenotype-in-two-siblings-with-aicardi-gouti%C3%A3-res-syndrome-type-6-and-a-novel-mutation-in-the-adar-gene
#18
Lisa Schmelzer, Martin Smitka, Christine Wolf, Nadja Lucas, Victoria Tüngler, Gabriele Hahn, Andreas Tzschach, Nataliya Di Donato, Min Ae Lee-Kirsch, Maja von der Hagen
Aicardi-Goutières syndrome (AGS) is a hereditary inflammatory encephalopathy resulting in severe neurological damage in the majority of cases. We report on two siblings with AGS6 due to compound heterozygosity for a known and a novel mutation in the ADAR gene and a strikingly variable phenotype. The first sibling presented at 12 months of age with a subacute encephalopathy following a mild respiratory infection. The child developed a spastic tetraparesis, generalized dystonia and dysarthria. In contrast, the younger sibling presented with an acute episode of neurological impairment in his third year of life, from which he recovered without sequelae within a few weeks...
November 22, 2017: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221907/coupling-of-exocytosis-and-endocytosis-at-the-presynaptic-active-zone
#19
REVIEW
Tanja Maritzen, Volker Haucke
Brain function depends on the ability of neurons to communicate with each other via the regulated exocytosis of neurotransmitter-containing synaptic vesicles (SVs) at specialized presynaptic release sites termed active zones (AZs). The presynaptic AZ comprises an assembly of large multidomain proteins that link the machinery for vesicle fusion to sites of voltage-dependent Ca2+ entry. Following SV fusion at AZ release sites SV membranes are retrieved by compensatory endocytosis, and SVs are reformed. Recent data suggest that Ca2+-triggered SV exocytosis at AZs and endocytic retrieval of SVs may be functionally and physically linked...
December 5, 2017: Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221856/light-triggered-dissociation-of-self-assembled-%C3%AE-amyloid-aggregates-into-small-nontoxic-fragments-by-ruthenium-ii-complex
#20
Giyeong Son, Byung Il Lee, You Jung Chung, Chan Beum Park
The self-assembly of β-amyloid (A β) peptides into highly stable plaques is a major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease. Here, we report visible light-driven dissociation of β -sheet-rich A β aggregates into small, nontoxic fragments using ruthenium (II) complex {[Ru(bpy)3]2+} that functions as a highly sensitive, biocompatible, photoresponsive anti-A β agent. According to our multiple analyses using thioflavin T, bicinchoninic acid, dynamic light scattering, atomic force microscopy, circular dichroism, and Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, [Ru(bpy)3]2+ successfully disassembled A β aggregates by destabilizing the β -sheet secondary structure under illumination of white light-emitting diode light...
December 5, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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