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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340489/mir-34a-3p-alters-proliferation-and-apoptosis-of-meningioma-cells-in-vitro-and-is-directly-targeting-smad4-frat1-and-bcl2
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Tamara V Werner, Martin Hart, Ruth Nickels, Yoo-Jin Kim, Michael D Menger, Rainer M Bohle, Andreas Keller, Nicole Ludwig, Eckart Meese
Micro (mi)RNAs are short, noncoding RNAs and deregulation of miRNAs and their targets are implicated in tumor generation and progression in many cancers. Meningiomas are mostly benign, slow growing tumors of the central nervous system with a small percentage showing a malignant phenotype.Following in silico prediction of potential targets of miR-34a-3p, SMAD4, FRAT1, and BCL2 have been confirmed as targets by dual luciferase assays with co-expression of miR-34a-3p and reporter gene constructs containing the respective 3'UTRs...
March 23, 2017: Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335251/nanostructured-tio%C3%A2-surfaces-promote-human-bone-marrow-mesenchymal-stem-cells-differentiation-to-osteoblasts
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Marco Vercellino, Gabriele Ceccarelli, Francesco Cristofaro, Martina Balli, Federico Bertoglio, Gianna Bruni, Laura Benedetti, Maria Antonietta Avanzini, Marcello Imbriani, Livia Visai
Micro- and nano-patterning/modification are emerging strategies to improve surfaces properties that may influence critically cells adherence and differentiation. Aim of this work was to study the in vitro biological reactivity of human bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells (hBMSCs) to a nanostructured titanium dioxide (TiO₂) surface in comparison to a coverglass (Glass) in two different culture conditions: with (osteogenic medium (OM)) and without (proliferative medium (PM)) osteogenic factors. To evaluate cell adhesion, hBMSCs phosphorylated focal adhesion kinase (pFAK) foci were analyzed by confocal laser scanning microscopy (CLSM) at 24 h: the TiO₂ surface showed a higher number of pFAK foci with respect to Glass...
June 24, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334007/a-functional-variant-in-neph3-gene-confers-high-risk-of-renal-failure-in-primary-hematuric-glomerulopathies-evidence-for-predisposition-to-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
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Konstantinos Voskarides, Charalambos Stefanou, Myrtani Pieri, Panayiota Demosthenous, Kyriakos Felekkis, Maria Arsali, Yiannis Athanasiou, Dimitris Xydakis, Kostas Stylianou, Eugenios Daphnis, Giorgos Goulielmos, Petros Loizou, Judith Savige, Martin Höhne, Linus A Völker, Thomas Benzing, Patrick H Maxwell, Daniel P Gale, Mathias Gorski, Carsten Böger, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Bernhard Paulweber, Michalis Zavros, Alkis Pierides, Constantinos Deltas
BACKGROUND: Recent data emphasize that thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) should not be viewed as a form of benign familial hematuria since chronic renal failure (CRF) and even end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is a possible development for a subset of patients on long-term follow-up, through the onset of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). We hypothesize that genetic modifiers may explain this variability of symptoms. METHODS: We looked in silico for potentially deleterious functional SNPs, using very strict criteria, in all the genes significantly expressed in the slit diaphragm (SD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332030/molecular-cloning-expression-and-characterization-of-pectin-methylesterase-ctpme-from-clostridium-thermocellum
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Vikky Rajulapati, Arun Goyal
Many phytopathogenic micro-organisms such as bacteria and fungi produce pectin methylesterases (PME) during plant invasion. Plants and insects also produce PME to degrade plant cell wall. In the present study, a thermostable pectin methylesterase (CtPME) from Clostridium thermocellum belonging to family 8 carbohydrate esterase (CE8) was cloned, expressed and purified. The amino acid sequence of CtPME exhibited similarity with pectin methylesterase from Erwinia chrysanthemi with 38% identity. The gene encoding CtPME was cloned into pET28a(+) vector and expressed using Escherichia coli BL21(DE3) cells...
March 22, 2017: Molecular Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323142/zoledronic-acid-improves-bone-histomorphometry-in-a-murine-model-of-rett-syndrome
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Jay R Shapiro, Adele L Boskey, Stephen B Doty, Lyudmila Lukashova, Mary E Blue
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder predominately affecting young females, caused by deficiency of the global transcriptional protein methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2). Osteoblasts express MeCP2 and girls with RTT experience early onset osteoporosis, decreased bone mass and an increased fracture risk. There is no defined treatment for osteoporosis associated with RTT. The present study evaluated the effects of zoledronic acid (ZA), a third generation nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate with primarily anti-osteoclastic activity, in a mouse model of MeCP2 deficiency...
March 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322869/scaffold-free-high-throughput-generation-of-quiescent-valvular-microtissues
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Annelies Roosens, Inès Puype, Ria Cornelissen
AIMS: The major challenge of working with valvular interstitial cells in vitro is the preservation or recovery of their native quiescent state. In this study, a biomimetic approach is used which aims to engineer small volume, high quality valve microtissues, having a potential in regenerative medicine and as a relevant 3D in vitro model to provide insights into valve (patho)biology. METHODS AND RESULTS: To form micro-aggregates, porcine valvular interstitial cells were seeded in agarose micro-wells and cultured in medium supplemented with 250μM Ascorbic Acid 2-phosphate for 22days...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322182/helicobacter-pylori-as-an-oncogenic-pathogen-revisited
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Muhammad Miftahussurur, Yoshio Yamaoka, David Y Graham
Gastric cancer is an inflammation-associated malignancy aetiologically related to infection with the bacterium, Helicobacter pylori, which is considered a necessary but insufficient cause. Unless treated, H. pylori causes life-long acute and chronic gastric inflammation resulting in progressive gastric mucosal damage that may result in gastric cancer. The rate of progression from superficial gastritis, to an atrophic metaplastic mucosa, and ultimately to cancer relates to the virulence of the infecting H. pylori as well as host and environmental factors...
March 21, 2017: Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321783/biological-and-mechanical-effects-of-micro-nanostructured-titanium-surface-on-an-osteoblastic-cell-line-in-vitro-and-osteointegration-in-vivo
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Jingzu Hao, Ying Li, Baoe Li, Xiaolin Wang, Haipeng Li, Shimin Liu, Chunyong Liang, Hongshui Wang
Hybrid micro-nanostructure implant surface was produced on titanium (Ti) surface by acid etching and anodic oxidation to improve the biological and mechanical properties. The biological properties of the micro-nanostructure were investigated by simulated body fluid (SBF) soaking test and MC3T3-E1 cell co-culture experiment. The cell proliferation, spreading, and bone sialoprotein (BSP) gene expression were examined by MTT, SEM, and reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR), respectively. In addition, the mechanical properties were evaluated by instrumented nanoindentation test and friction-wear test...
March 20, 2017: Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321168/spectral-computed-tomography-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-can-iodine-concentration-non-invasively-assess-angiogenesis
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Xiao-Hua Chen, Ke Ren, Pan Liang, Ya-Ru Chai, Kui-Sheng Chen, Jian-Bo Gao
AIM: To investigate the correlation of iodine concentration (IC) generated by spectral computed tomography (CT) with micro-vessel density (MVD) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in patients with advanced gastric carcinoma (GC). METHODS: Thirty-four advanced GC patients underwent abdominal enhanced CT in the gemstone spectral imaging mode. The IC of the primary lesion in the arterial phase (AP) and venous phase (VP) were measured, and were then normalized against that in the aorta to provide the normalized IC (nIC)...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320540/effect-of-using-different-vehicles-on-the-physicochemical-antimicrobial-and-biological-properties-of-white-mineral-trioxide-aggregate
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Bruno Cavalini Cavenago, Aldo Enrique Del Carpio-Perochena, Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, Carlos Estrela, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Mario Tanomaru-Filho, Paulo Henrique Weckwerth, Flaviana Bombarda de Andrade, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the physicochemical, antimicrobial, and biological properties of white mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) mixed with aqueous and propylene glycol extracts of Arctium lappa L. and Casearia sylvestris Sw. METHODS: The setting-time test was performed according to American Society for Testing and Materials 266/2008 and flowability by American National Standards Institute/American Dental Association 57/2012 standard specifications. The following parameters were assessed: volumetric change by micro-computed tomography; pH level and calcium ion release measured after 3 hours and 1, 3, 7, and 15 days; antimicrobial effect by the dentin decontamination method with intratubular Enterococcus faecalis viability, verified by using confocal laser scanning microscopy; and biocompatibility by histologic-morphometric analyses of inflammatory infiltrate at subcutaneous implant sites after 15, 30, and 60 days...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320453/dysregulated-systemic-lymphocytes-affect-the-balance-of-osteogenic-adipogenic-differentiation-of-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-local-irradiation
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Xiaoya Xu, Ruixia Li, Yi Zhou, Qiong Zou, Qiaoling Ding, Jinfeng Wang, Weifang Jin, Guoqiang Hua, Jianjun Gao
BACKGROUND: While it is known that irradiation can induce local and systemic bone loss over time, how focal irradiation induces systemic bone complications remains unclear. Immune cells are thought to be crucial to bone homeostasis, and abnormal immune cells lead to serious disruption of bone homeostasis, such as in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. This disruption primarily occurs due to inhibition of the osteogenic differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). METHODS: In this study, we detected local and systemic bone loss in trabecular bone by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and measurement of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) expression in BMSCs using real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319809/abt-737-synergizes-with-cisplatin-bypassing-aberration-of-apoptotic-pathway-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Eun Young Kim, Ji Ye Jung, Arum Kim, Yoon Soo Chang, Se Kyu Kim
A subset of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), which does not have a druggable driver mutation, is treated with platinum-based cytotoxic chemotherapy, but it develops resistance triggered by DNA damage responses. Here, we investigated the effect of activation of STAT3 by cisplatin on anti-apoptotic proteins and the effectiveness of a co-treatment with cisplatin and a BH3 mimetic, ABT-737. We analyzed the relationship between cisplatin and STAT3 pathway and effect of ABT-737, when combined with cisplatin in NSCLC cells and K-ras mutant mouse models...
March 17, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319143/toxicity-effects-of-di-2-ethylhexyl-phthalate-to-eisenia-fetida-at-enzyme-cellular-and-genetic-levels
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Tingting Ma, Wei Zhou, Li'ke Chen, Longhua Wu, Peter Christie, Haibo Zhang, Yongming Luo
Di-(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP) is a dominant phthalic acid ester (PAE) that has aroused public concern due to its resistance to degradation and its toxicity as an endocrine-disrupting compound. Effects of different concentrations of DEHP on Eisenia fetida in spiked natural soil have been studied in the body of the earthworm by means of soil cultivation tests 7, 14, 21 and 28 days after exposure. The results indicated that, in general, superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity, malondialdehyde (MDA) content, metallothionein (MT) content, the expression of heat shock protein 70 (HSP 70) and all the tested geno-toxicity parameters are promoted as time elapses and with increasing concentration of DEHP...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318167/-changes-in-ultrastructure-and-bone-morphogenetic-protein-expression-in-reconstructed-mandibular-condylar-cartilage-under-continuous-mandibular-advancement-in-adult-rats
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Yang Shuai, Li Xue, Gao Jie, Cai Yizhi, Li Ronghui, Wang Mingguo
OBJECTIVE: This study investigated the reconstructed mandibular condylar cartilage and the ultrastructural variations in mandibular condylar cartilage in adult rats as a result of mandibular advancement. METHODS: Thirty 9-week-old male Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly divided into experimental and control groups. Rats in the experimental group were subjected to mandibular advancement. Rats were sacrificed on days 3, 7, 14, 21, 30. Sections were cut from condyles, and bone morphogenetic protein-2 (BMP-2) expression in condylar cartilage was examined through immunohistochemical analysis...
December 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318003/small-molecule-hedgehog-pathway-antagonists
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Trieu N Trinh, Eileen A McLaughlin, Christopher P Gordon, Ilana R Bernstein, Victoria J Pye, Kate A Redgrove, Adam McCluskey
Leveraging our quinolone-1-(2H)-one based Hedgehog signalling pathway (HSP) inhibitors we have developed two new classes of HSP inhibitors based on: l-tryptophan and benzo[1,3]dioxol-5-ylmethyl-[2-(1H-indol-3-yl)-ethyl]-amine. Synthesis of focused compound libraries identified six l-tryptophan based inhibitors, and two stimulators, of Gli at 10 μM compound concentration. 2,4-Dichloro-13 and indole 16 suppressed mRNA expression of Ptch1 in Shh LIGHT2 cells, with 13 suppressing and 16 stimulating Gli2 mRNA expression...
March 20, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315912/an-imaging-target-tgf-%C3%AE-1-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-mice
#16
Yiqiu Zhang, Beilei Li, Xiao Li, Hui Tan, Dengfeng Cheng, Hongcheng Shi
It has been reported that the positive detection rate of Fluorine-18-fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) metabolism in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging, for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is only about 50%. In particular, (18)F-FDG PET imaging is prone to false negative findings in HCC. Transforming growth factor-beta1 (TGF-β1) shows over expression rates in early HCC liver tissue growth and promotes tumor invasion and metastases. Our aim was to use In this study, we used the feasibility of iodine-125 ((125)I)-labeled TGF-β1 antibody as a nuclear medicine imaging target in HCC...
March 20, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315869/npy-and-cgrp-inhibitor-influence-on-erk-pathway-and-macrophage-aggregation-during-fracture-healing
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Peng Tang, Chunguang Duan, Zheng Wang, ChunMei Wang, Guolin Meng, Kaifeng Lin, Qian Yang, Zhi Yuan
AIM: The aims of this study are to investigate the effects of neurotransmitters NPY and CGRP on ERK signaling in fracture healing, and to identify the correlation between macrophage aggregation and fracture healing. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats were used to build a fracture model. The neurotransmitter receptor inhibitors were injected intraperitoneally into the rats. Immunofluorescence staining and ELISA were employed to determine the expression of NPY and CGRP in fracture area and the peripheral blood, respectively...
March 17, 2017: Cellular Physiology and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315704/interleukin-6-and-prostate-cancer-current-developments-and-unsolved-questions
#18
Zoran Culig, Martin Puhr
Interleukin (IL)-6 is a pro-inflammatory cytokine that is expressed in prostate tumors and in the stromal tumor micro-enviroment. It is known to regulate proliferation, apoptosis, angiogenesis, and differentiation. The signaling pathway of Janus kinase and signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT)3, which is activated by IL-6, is in the focus of scientific investigations for improved treatment approaches. Different effects of IL-6 and/or STAT3 on tumor cell growth have been observed in human and murine prostate cancer (PCa) models...
March 15, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306142/the-effect-of-smoking-on-inflammatory-and-bone-remodeling-markers-in-gingival-crevicular-fluid-and-subgingival-microbiota-following-periodontal-therapy
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D F Bunaes, M Mustafa, H G Mohamed, S A Lie, K N Leknes
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Periodontal health is mediated by suppressing microorganisms inducing a local inflammatory host response. Smoking may impair this process. This study compares gingival crevicular fluid levels of inflammatory and bone remodeling markers in heavy smokers and non-smokers following active and supportive periodontal therapy in patients with chronic periodontitis. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Gingival crevicular fluid and subgingival plaque were collected from the deepest periodontal pocket in 50 patients, 25 smokers and 25 non-smokers, at baseline (T0), following active (T1) and 12 mo of supportive periodontal therapy (T2)...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Periodontal Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303998/mir-16-a-novel-hereditary-marker-in-breast-cancer-and-their-offspring
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Ambreen Usmani, Amir Ali Shoro, Bushra Shirazi, Zahida Memon, Mehvish Hussain
OBJECTIVE: To analyse micro ribonucleic acid-16 in sera of invasive intraductal breast carcinoma in stage III and compare its expression in their daughters and healthy women. METHODS: The study took place from January 2013 till December 2015. This case-control study was conducted at the Ziauddin Cancer Hospital, Karachi, and comprised breast cancer patients and healthy individuals. Stage III invasive intraductal breast cancer patients (cases), their age-matched healthy individuals (control group A) and patients' daughters (control group B) were included...
March 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
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