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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28935572/macrophage-infiltration-is-a-causative-factor-for-ligamentum-flavum-hypertrophy-through-the-activation-of-collagen-production-in-fibroblasts
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Takeyuki Saito, Masamitsu Hara, Hiromi Kumamaru, Kazu Kobayakawa, Kazuya Yokota, Ken Kijima, Shingo Yoshizaki, Katsumi Harimaya, Yoshihiro Matsumoto, Kenichi Kawaguchi, Mitsumasa Hayashida, Yutaka Inagaki, Keiichiro Shiba, Yasuharu Nakashima, Seiji Okada
Ligamentum flavum (LF) hypertrophy causes lumbar spinal canal stenosis, leading to leg pain and disability in activities of daily living in elderly individuals. Although there have been previous studies on LF hypertrophy, its pathomechanisms have not been fully elucidated. In this study, we demonstrated that infiltrating macrophages were a causative factor for LF hypertrophy. Induction of macrophages into the mouse LF by applying a micro-injury resulted in LF hypertrophy along with collagen accumulation and fibroblasts proliferation at the injured site, which were very similar to the characteristics observed in the severely hypertrophied LF of human...
September 18, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934861/long-non-coding-rnas-in-diabetes-and-diabetic-complications
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Amy Leung, Rama Natarajan
SIGNIFICANCE: Diabetes is associated with markedly accelerated rates of micro- and macrovascular complications that increase morbidity and mortality. Understanding the molecular mechanisms can promote much needed therapeutics. Recent Advances: Long non-coding RNAs are important regulators of gene regulation and cellular function and are emerging as important players in diabetes and its complications. There are number of examples in which lncRNAs are responsive to hyperglycemia and clearly involved in regulation of genes and pathways associated with the development of diabetic complications...
September 21, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933365/milk-s-role-as-an-epigenetic-regulator-in-health-and-disease
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Bodo C Melnik, Gerd Schmitz
It is the intention of this review to characterize milk's role as an epigenetic regulator in health and disease. Based on translational research, we identify milk as a major epigenetic modulator of gene expression of the milk recipient. Milk is presented as an epigenetic "doping system" of mammalian development. Milk exosome-derived micro-ribonucleic acids (miRNAs) that target DNA methyltransferases are implicated to play the key role in the upregulation of developmental genes such as FTO, INS, and IGF1. In contrast to miRNA-deficient infant formula, breastfeeding via physiological miRNA transfer provides the appropriate signals for adequate epigenetic programming of the newborn infant...
March 15, 2017: Diseases (Basel)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932757/a-five-repeat-micro-dystrophin-gene-ameliorated-dystrophic-phenotype-in-the-severe-dba-2j-mdx-model-of-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Chady H Hakim, Nalinda B Wasala, Xiufang Pan, Kasun Kodippili, Yongping Yue, Keqing Zhang, Gang Yao, Brittney Haffner, Sean X Duan, Julian Ramos, Joel S Schneider, N Nora Yang, Jeffrey S Chamberlain, Dongsheng Duan
Micro-dystrophins are highly promising candidates for treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a lethal muscle disease caused by dystrophin deficiency. Here, we report robust disease rescue in the severe DBA/2J-mdx model with a neuronal nitric oxide synthase (nNOS)-binding micro-dystrophin vector. 2 × 10(13) vector genome particles/mouse of the vector were delivered intravenously to 10-week-old mice and were evaluated at 6 months of age. Saturated micro-dystrophin expression was detected in all skeletal muscles and the heart and restored the dystrophin-associated glycoprotein complex and nNOS...
September 15, 2017: Molecular Therapy. Methods & Clinical Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932723/anaphase-promoting-complex-7-is-a-prognostic-factor-in-human-colorectal-cancer
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Ik Yong Kim, Hye Yeon Kwon, Kwang Hwa Park, Dae Sung Kim
PURPOSE: The anaphase-promoting complex (APC) is a multiprotein complex with E3 ubiquitin ligase activity and is required for ubiquitination of securin and cyclin-B. Several APC-targeting molecules are reported to be oncogenes. Dysregulation of APC may be associated with tumorigenesis. This study examines the relationship between APC expression and clinicopathological factors and evaluates the possibility of an aberrant APC function in colorectal carcinomas (CRCs). METHODS: To determine whether the loss of APC7 expression is related to tumorigenesis, we used tissue micro-arrays in 114 resected CRCs to scrutinize the expressions of APC7 and Ki-67 immunohistochemistry and to find relations with clinocopathologic parameters...
August 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28930561/immune-ligands-for-cytotoxic-t-lymphocytes-ctls-in-cancer-stem-cells-cscs
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Ioannis A Voutsadakis
   The immune system has come to the forefront of cancer therapeutics in recent years with the success of immune blockade inhibitors in a variety of cancers whose list is increasing with a quick pace. Despite the efficacy of these drugs across a significant part of the cancer spectrum, responses are still seen only in a minority of patients, that implies that most patients are refractory or promptly develop resistance to these agents. Mechanisms of this resistance are important to decipher as this knowledge may lead to the introduction of additional therapies or manipulations to modulate resistance...
January 1, 2018: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929498/dog-skin-parasite-load-tlr-2-il-10-and-tnf-%C3%AE-expression-and-infectiousness
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Dandara Camila Morais Pereira-Fonseca, Fernanda Muller de Oliveira-Rovai, Lílian Aparecida Colebrusco Rodas, Carolina Aparecida Carlin Beloti, Rafaela Beatriz Pintor Torrecilha, Píer Kenji Rauschkolb Katsuda Ito, Saulo Vinícius Avanço, Rafael Silva Cipriano, Yuri Tani Utsunomiya, Roberto Mitsuyoshi Hiramoto, Leontides Calvo-Bado, Orin Courtenay, Gisele Fabrino Machado, Valéria Marçal Felix de Lima, Cáris Maroni Nunes
Visceral leishmaniosis is a zoonotic disease that is transmitted by Lutzomyia longipalpis sandflies. Dogs are the main peri-urban reservoir of the disease, and progression of canine leishmaniosis is dependent on the type of immune response elaborated against the parasite. Type 1 immunity is characterized by effective cellular response, with production of pro-inflammatory cytokines such as tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α). In contrast, Type 2 immunity is predominantly humoral, associated with progression of the disease, and mediated by anti-inflammatory cytokines such as interleukin 10 (IL-10)...
September 20, 2017: Parasite Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28928797/role-of-mir-128-in-hypertension-induced-myocardial-injury
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Jie Yin, Hongyan Liu, Lei Huan, Suping Song, Liying Han, Faxin Ren, Zengtang Zhang, Zhiqiang Zang, Junye Zhang, Shu Wang
The present study aimed to investigate the role and mechanism of micro RNA (miR)-128 in hypertension-induced myocardial injury. The peripheral blood of patients with hypertension was collected and the expression of miR-128 was detected using fluorescence reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR). Primary myocardial cells isolated from rat in vitro were cultured under conditions of hypoxia and glucose deprivation, and miR-128 expression was measured by RT-qPCR. The expression of c-Met protein was measured using western blot analysis and the apoptosis of transfected cells was measured by flow cytometry in rat myocardial cells following transfection with miR-128 mimics or c-Met siRNA...
October 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927077/associations-between-the-expression-of-mta1-and-vegf-c-in-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-lymph-angiogenesis-and-lymph-node-metastasis
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Jianping Liu, Juan Xia, Yongheng Zhang, Maoyong Fu, Sheng Gong, Yulong Guo
The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between the expression levels of metastasis-related gene 1 (MTA1) and vascular endothelial growth factor C (VEGF-C) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) with lymph angiogenesis and lymph node metastasis. The paraffin-embedded tissue samples of 107 cases of ESCC and 56 cases of normal esophageal tissues were collected from the Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Suining Central Hospital from March 2013 to January 2014. Immunohistochemical assays were performed to detect the expression levels of MTA1, VEGF-C and D2-40 in ESCC, and the micro-lymphatic vessel density (LVD) was evaluated...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926512/orthosiphon-stamineus-misai-kucing-ameliorated-postmenopausal-osteoporosis-in-rat-model
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Rubiatul Adawiyah Bokhari, Seng Fong Lau, Suhaila Mohamed
OBJECTIVE: Orthosiphon stamineus (OS) or Misai Kucing (Java tea) is a popular herbal supplement from Southeast Asia for various metabolic, age-related diseases. This study investigated the potential use of OS leaf extracts to ameliorate osteoporosis in ovariectomized rats. METHODS: Fifty-six female Sprague-Dawley rats were randomly allocated into eight groups (n = 7): SHAM (healthy sham control); OVX (ovarietomized) nontreated rats (negative control); OVX + Remifemin (100 mg/kg body weight), and 2% green tea extract (positive controls); OVX + OS 50% ethanolic and aqueous extracts, both at either 150 or 300 mg/kg...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926099/anti-osteoporosis-activity-of-sanguinarine-in-preosteoblast-mc3t3-e1-cells-and-an-ovariectomized-rat-model
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Fuzhan Zhang, Jile Xie, Genlin Wang, Ge Zhang, Huilin Yang
Sanguinarine, a benzophenanthridine alkaloid, has been previously demonstrated to exert antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor activities. A previous study has identified Sanguinarine as a potential drug candidate for osteoporosis treatment by computational bioinformatics analysis. This study further evaluated the effects of Sanguinarine on the differentiation of murine preosteoblast MC3T3-E1 cells and its anti-osteoporosis activity in an ovarietomized rat model. Sanguinarine treatment (0.25, 0.5, 1 and 2 µM) of MC3T3-E1 cells significantly increased alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity and the phoshporalyation of AMP-activated protein kinase α subunit (AMPKα), but did not affect cell proliferation...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925399/dock4-promotes-loss-of-proliferation-in-glioblastoma-progenitor-cells-through-nuclear-beta-catenin-accumulation-and-subsequent-mir-302-367-cluster-expression
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D N Debruyne, L Turchi, F Burel-Vandenbos, M Fareh, F Almairac, V Virolle, D Figarella-Branger, N Baeza-Kallee, P Lagadec, V Kubiniek, P Paquis, D Fontaine, M-P Junier, H Chneiweiss, T Virolle
Glioblastomas (GBM) are lethal primitive brain tumours characterized by a strong intra-tumour heterogeneity. We observed in GBM tissues the coexistence of functionally divergent micro-territories either enriched in more differentiated and non-mitotic cells or in mitotic undifferentiated OLIG2 positive cells while sharing similar genomic abnormalities. Understanding the formation of such functionally divergent micro-territories in glioblastomas (GBM) is essential to comprehend GBM biogenesis, plasticity and to develop therapies...
September 18, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925149/-research-on-modeling-method-to-analyze-lonicerae-japonicae-flos-extraction-process-with-online-mems-nir-based-on-two-types-of-error-detection-theory
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Chen-Zhao Du, Zhi-Sheng Wu, Na Zhao, Zheng Zhou, Xin-Yuan Shi, Yan-Jiang Qiao
To establish a rapid quantitative analysis method for online monitoring of chlorogenic acid in aqueous solution of Lonicera Japonica Flos extraction by using micro-electromechanical near infrared spectroscopy (MEMS-NIR). High performance liquid chromatography(HPLC) was used as reference method.Kennard-Stone (K-S) algorithm was used to divide sample sets, and partial least square(PLS) regression was adopted to establish the multivariate analysis model between the HPLC analysis contents and NIR spectra. The synergy interval partial least squares (SiPLS) was used to selected modeling waveband to establish PLS models...
October 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924384/fgfr3-deficient-mice-have-accelerated-fracture-repair
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Yangli Xie, Fengtao Luo, Wei Xu, Zuqiang Wang, Xianding Sun, Meng Xu, Junlan Huang, Dali Zhang, Qiaoyan Tan, Bo Chen, Wanling Jiang, Xiaolan Du, Lin Chen
Bone fracture healing is processed through multiple biological stages that partly recapitulates the skeletal development process. FGFR3 is a negative regulator of chondrogenesis during embryonic stage and plays an important role in both chondrogenesis and osteogenesis. We have investigated the role of FGFR3 in fracture healing using unstabilized fracture model and found that gain-of-function mutation of FGFR3 inhibits the initiation of chondrogenesis during cartilage callus formation. Here, we created closed, stabilized proximal tibia fractures with an intramedullary pin in Fgfr3(-/-)mice and their littermate wild-type mice...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924381/osthole-promotes-bone-fracture-healing-through-activation-of-bmp-signaling-in-chondrocytes
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Pinger Wang, Jun Ying, Cheng Luo, Xing Jin, Shanxing Zhang, Taotao Xu, Lei Zhang, Meng Mi, Di Chen, Peijian Tong, Hongting Jin
Osthole is a bioactive coumarin derivative and has been reported to be able to enhance bone formation and improve fracture healing. However, the molecular mechanism of Osthole in bone fracture healing has not been fully defined. In this study we determined if Osthole enhances bone fracture healing through activation of BMP2 signaling in mice. We performed unilateral open transverse tibial fracture procedure in 10-week-old C57BL/6 mice which were treated with or without Osthole. Our previous studies demonstrated that chondrocyte BMP signaling is required for bone fracture healing, in this study we also performed tibial fracture procedure in Cre-negative and Col2-Cre;Bmp2(flox/flox) conditional knockout (KO) mice (Bmp2(Col2Cre) ) to determine if Osthole enhances fracture healing in a BMP2-dependent manner...
2017: International Journal of Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922349/cytochrome-p450-and-flavin-containing-monooxygenase-families-age-dependent-differences-in-expression-and-functional-activity
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Nicole R Zane, Yao Chen, Michael Zhuo Wang, Dhiren R Thakker
BACKGROUND: Age-dependent differences in pharmacokinetics exist for metabolically cleared medications. Differential contributions in the cytochrome P450 3A (CYP3A), CYP2C, and flavin-containing monooxygenases (FMO) families play an important role in the metabolic clearance of a large number of drugs administered to children. METHODS: Unlike previous semi-quantitative characterization of age-dependent changes in the expression of genes and proteins (Western Analysis), this study quantifies both gene and absolute protein expression in the same fetal, pediatric and adult hepatic tissue...
September 18, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921256/relation-between-different-measures-of-glycemic-exposure-and-microvascular-and-macrovascular-complications-in-patients-with-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-an-observational-cohort-study
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Rients P T van Wijngaarden, Jetty A Overbeek, Edith M Heintjes, Agata Schubert, Joris Diels, Huub Straatman, Ewout W Steyerberg, Ron M C Herings
INTRODUCTION: This retrospective cohort study investigated the relation between different measures of glycemic exposure and micro- and macrovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: The analysis included patients receiving oral antihyperglycemic agents between 1 January 2006 and 31 December 2014 from the General Practitioner Database from the PHARMO Database Network. All recorded HbA1c levels during follow-up were used to express glycemic exposure in four ways: index HbA1c, time-dependent HbA1c, exponential moving average (EMA) and glycemic burden...
September 18, 2017: Diabetes Therapy: Research, Treatment and Education of Diabetes and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918518/micro-rna-profiling-of-exosomes-from-marrow-derived-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-patients-with-acute-myeloid-leukemia-implications-in-leukemogenesis
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Juliana Barrera-Ramirez, Jessie R Lavoie, Harinad B Maganti, William L Stanford, Caryn Ito, Mitchell Sabloff, Marjorie Brand, Michael Rosu-Myles, Yevgeniya Le, David S Allan
Gene regulatory networks in AML may be influenced by microRNAs (miRs) contained in exosomes derived from bone marrow mesenchymal stromal cells (MSCs). We sequenced miRs from exosomes isolated from marrow-derived MSCs from patients with AML (n = 3) and from healthy controls (n = 3; not age-matched). Known targets of mIRs that were significantly different in AML-derived MSC exosomes compared to controls were identified. Of the five candidate miRs identified by differential packaging in exosomes, only miR-26a-5p and miR-101-3p were significantly increased in AML-derived samples while miR-23b-5p, miR-339-3p and miR-425-5p were significantly decreased...
September 16, 2017: Stem Cell Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918100/transcriptomic-and-epigenomic-biomarkers-of-antidepressant-response
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REVIEW
Raoul Belzeaux, Rixing Lin, Chelsey Ju, Marc-Aurele Chay, Laura M Fiori, Pierre-Eric Lutz, Gustavo Turecki
BACKGROUND: Antidepressant treatment is associated with a high rate of poor response, and thus, biomarker development is warranted. METHODS: We aimed to synthesize studies investigating gene expression, small RNAs, and epigenomic biomarkers of antidepressant response. We conducted a narrative review of the literature. RESULTS: Firstly, we detailed the challenges involved, in terms of biological tissues, relevant study time frames, and mandatory statistical tools...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917642/efficient-gene-editing-via-non-viral-delivery-of-crispr-cas9-system-using-polymeric-and-hybrid-microcarriers
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Alexander S Timin, Albert R Muslimov, Kirill V Lepik, Olga S Epifanovskaya, Alena I Shakirova, Ulrike Mock, Kristoffer Riecken, Maria V Okilova, Vladislav S Sergeev, Boris V Afanasyev, Boris Fehse, Gleb B Sukhorukov
CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary genome-editing technology that has enormous potential for the treatment of genetic diseases. However, the lack of efficient and safe, non-viral delivery systems has hindered its clinical application. Here, we report on the application of polymeric and hybrid microcarriers, made of degradable polymers such as polypeptides and polysaccharides and modified by silica shell, for delivery of all CRISPR-Cas9 components. We found that these microcarriers mediate more efficient transfection than a commercially available liposome-based transfection reagent (>70% vs...
September 13, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
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