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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220870/quantitative-assessment-of-informative-immunophenotypic-markers-increases-the-diagnostic-value-of-immunophenotyping-in-mature-cd5-positive-b-cell-neoplasms
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Starostka David, Kriegova Eva, Kudelka Milos, Mikula Peter, Zehnalova Sarka, Radvansky Martin, Papajik Tomas, Kolacek David, Chasakova Katerina, Talianova Hana
BACKGROUND: The data on the clinical utility of the quantitative assessment of immunophenotypes in distinguishing mature CD5-positive B-cell neoplasms is limited. The study aim was to assess the diagnostic value of the quantitative assessment of a panel of 18 markers and to identify the most informative ones. METHODS: The immunophenotype of the neoplastic population was determined in diagnostic specimens from 188 patients. BD FACSCanto II flow cytometer and FACSDiva software were used to analyse the positivity/negativity and mean fluorescence intensity (MFI) of the surface expression of 18 markers...
December 8, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220828/prediction-of-radiation-esophagitis-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-using-clinical-factors-dosimetric-parameters-and-pretreatment-cytokine-levels
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Peter G Hawkins, Philip S Boonstra, Stephen T Hobson, James A Hayman, Randall K Ten Haken, Martha M Matuszak, Paul Stanton, Gregory P Kalemkerian, Theodore S Lawrence, Matthew J Schipper, Feng-Ming Spring Kong, Shruti Jolly
Radiation esophagitis (RE) is a common adverse event associated with radiotherapy for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). While plasma cytokine levels have been correlated with other forms of radiation-induced toxicity, their association with RE has been less well studied. We analyzed data from 126 patients treated on 4 prospective clinical trials. Logistic regression models based on combinations of dosimetric factors [maximum dose to 2 cubic cm (D2cc) and generalized equivalent uniform dose (gEUD)], clinical variables, and pretreatment plasma levels of 30 cytokines were developed...
December 5, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220667/transient-and-permanent-reconfiguration-of-chromatin-and-transcription-factor-occupancy-drive-reprogramming
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Anja S Knaupp, Sam Buckberry, Jahnvi Pflueger, Sue Mei Lim, Ethan Ford, Michael R Larcombe, Fernando J Rossello, Alex de Mendoza, Sara Alaei, Jaber Firas, Melissa L Holmes, Shalima S Nair, Susan J Clark, Christian M Nefzger, Ryan Lister, Jose M Polo
Somatic cell reprogramming into induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) induces changes in genome architecture reflective of the embryonic stem cell (ESC) state. However, only a small minority of cells typically transition to pluripotency, which has limited our understanding of the process. Here, we characterize the DNA regulatory landscape during reprogramming by time-course profiling of isolated sub-populations of intermediates poised to become iPSCs. Widespread reconfiguration of chromatin states and transcription factor (TF) occupancy occurs early during reprogramming, and cells that fail to reprogram partially retain their original chromatin states...
December 7, 2017: Cell Stem Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220632/immunohistochemical-localization-of-fibrinogen-c-domain-containing-1-on-epithelial-and-mucosal-surfaces-in-human-tissues
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Sebastian von Huth, Jesper B Moeller, Anders Schlosser, Niels Marcussen, Ole Nielsen, Vicki Nielsen, Grith L Sorensen, Uffe Holmskov
Fibrinogen C domain containing 1 (FIBCD1) is a transmembrane receptor that binds chitin and other acetylated compounds with high affinity. FIBCD1 has previously been shown to be present in the epithelium of the gastrointestinal tract. In the present study, we performed a detailed analysis of normally structured human tissues for the expression of FIBCD1 by quantitative PCR and immunohistochemistry. We find that FIBCD1 is expressed in epithelial cells derived from all three germ layers. Endodermal-derived epithelial cells throughout the gastrointestinal tract and the respiratory system showed high expression of FIBCD1 and also mesodermal-derived cells in the genitourinary system and ectodermal-derived epidermis and sebaceous glands cells expressed FIBCD1...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220508/model-based-design-of-bistable-cell-factories-for-metabolic-engineering
#5
Shyam Srinivasan, William R Cluett, Radhakrishnan Mahadevan
Motivation: Metabolism can exhibit dynamic phenomena like bistability due to the presence of regulatory motifs like the positive feedback loop. As cell factories, microorganisms with bistable metabolism can have a high and a low product flux at the two stable steady states, respectively. The exclusion of metabolic regulation and network dynamics limits the ability of pseudo-steady state stoichiometric models to detect the presence of bistability, and reliably assess the outcomes of design perturbations to metabolic networks...
December 6, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220387/psra-controls-the-synthesis-of-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-quinolone-signal-via-repression-of-the-fade-homolog-pa0506
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Greg Wells, Samantha Palethorpe, Everett C Pesci
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous, Gram-negative opportunistic pathogen that can cause disease in various sites within the human body. This bacterium is a major source of nosocomial infections that are often difficult to treat due to high intrinsic antibiotic resistance and coordinated virulence factor production. P. aeruginosa utilizes three cell-to-cell signaling systems to regulate numerous genes in response to cell density. One of these systems utilizes the small molecule 2-heptyl-3-hydroxy-4-quinolone (Pseudomonas quinolone signal [PQS]) as a signal that acts as a co-inducer for the transcriptional regulator PqsR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220366/the-distinct-effects-of-orally-administered-lactobacillus-rhamnosus-gg-and-lactococcus-lactis-subsp-lactis-c59-on-gene-expression-in-the-murine-small-intestine
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Chise Suzuki, Ayako Aoki-Yoshida, Reiji Aoki, Keisuke Sasaki, Yoshiharu Takayama, Koko Mizumachi
The molecular mechanisms of strain-specific probiotic effects and the impact of the oral administration of probiotic strains on the host's gene expression are not yet well understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the strain-specific effects of probiotic strain intake on gene expression in the murine small intestine. Two distinct strains of lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG (GG) and Lactococcus lactis subsp. lactis C59 (C59), were orally administered to BALB/c mice, daily for 2 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220292/rhabdomyosarcoma-ewing-sarcoma-and-other-round-cell-sarcomas
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Alberto S Pappo, Uta Dirksen
Several recent advances have been made in the diagnosis and therapy of malignant small round cell tumors that affect children, particularly in rhabdomyosarcoma, Ewing sarcoma, and other round cell sarcomas. These advances have provided new insights into the pathologic, histologic, and genomic characterization of specific tumor subtypes, which has led to the identification of novel therapeutic targets and improved stratification of risk. This has, in turn, led to improved efficacy in clinical trials of new drug combinations, thereby increasing the survival of patients with newly diagnosed and refractory or recurrent round cell sarcomas...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29220202/comparison-of-uv-c-and-pulsed-uv-light-treatments-for-reduction-of-salmonella-listeria-monocytogenes-and-enterohemorrhagic-escherichia-coli-on-eggs
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Askild L Holck, Kristian H Liland, Signe M Drømtorp, Mats Carlehög, Anette McLEOD
Ten percent of all strong-evidence foodborne outbreaks in the European Union are caused by Salmonella related to eggs and egg products. UV light may be used to decontaminate egg surfaces and reduce the risk of human salmonellosis infections. The efficiency of continuous UV-C (254 nm) and pulsed UV light for reducing the viability of Salmonella Enteritidis, Listeria monocytogenes, and enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli on eggs was thoroughly compared. Bacterial cells were exposed to UV-C light at fluences from 0...
January 2018: Journal of Food Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218663/laparoscopic-extended-cholecystectomy-for-t3-gallbladder-cancer
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Sungho Kim, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Ho-Seong Han, Jai Young Cho, YoungRok Choi
BACKGROUND: Gallbladder cancer (GBC) has been contraindicated for laparoscopic surgery since this procedure was introduced [1, 2]. Recently, however, there have been several reports of laparoscopic extended cholecystectomy for GBC, but most cases involved early GBC confined to the GB [3, 4]. This video describes our technique of laparoscopic extended cholecystectomy for T3 GBC. METHODS: A 77-year-old female presented with a gallbladder mass, which was incidentally detected during evaluation of back pain...
December 7, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218601/regulation-of-myelopoiesis-by-proinflammatory-cytokines-in-infectious-diseases
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REVIEW
Yukino Chiba, Izuru Mizoguchi, Hideaki Hasegawa, Mio Ohashi, Naoko Orii, Taro Nagai, Miyaka Sugahara, Yasunori Miyamoto, Mingli Xu, Toshiyuki Owaki, Takayuki Yoshimoto
Hematopoiesis is hierarchically orchestrated by a very small population of hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) that reside in the bone-marrow niche and are tightly regulated to maintain homeostatic blood production. HSCs are predominantly quiescent, but they enter the cell cycle in response to inflammatory signals evoked by severe systemic infection or injury. Thus, hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) can be activated by pathogen recognition receptors and proinflammatory cytokines to induce emergency myelopoiesis during infection...
December 7, 2017: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218596/regulation-of-floral-meristem-activity-through-the-interaction-of-agamous-superman-and-clavata3-in-arabidopsis
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Akira Uemura, Nobutoshi Yamaguchi, Yifeng Xu, WanYi Wee, Yasunori Ichihashi, Takamasa Suzuki, Arisa Shibata, Ken Shirasu, Toshiro Ito
Floral meristem size is redundantly controlled by CLAVATA3, AGAMOUS , and SUPERMAN in Arabidopsis. The proper regulation of floral meristem activity is key to the formation of optimally sized flowers with a fixed number of organs. In Arabidopsis thaliana, multiple regulators determine this activity. A small secreted peptide, CLAVATA3 (CLV3), functions as an important negative regulator of stem cell activity. Two transcription factors, AGAMOUS (AG) and SUPERMAN (SUP), act in different pathways to regulate the termination of floral meristem activity...
December 7, 2017: Plant Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218556/structural-characterization-of-highly-flexible-proteins-by-small-angle-scattering
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Tiago N Cordeiro, Fátima Herranz-Trillo, Annika Urbanek, Alejandro Estaña, Juan Cortés, Nathalie Sibille, Pau Bernadó
Intrinsically Disordered Proteins (IDPs) are fundamental actors of biological processes. Their inherent plasticity facilitates very specialized tasks in cell regulation and signalling, and their malfunction is linked to severe pathologies. Understanding the functional role of disorder requires the structural characterization of IDPs and the complexes they form. Small-angle Scattering of X-rays (SAXS) and Neutrons (SANS) have notably contributed to this structural understanding. In this review we summarize the most relevant developments in the field of SAS studies of disordered proteins...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218485/apical-membrane-alterations-in-non-intestinal-organs-in-microvillus-inclusion-disease
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Cameron Schlegel, Victoria G Weis, Byron C Knowles, Lynne A Lapierre, Martin G Martin, Paul Dickman, James R Goldenring, Mitchell D Shub
OBJECTIVES: Microvillus inclusion disease (MVID) is a severe form of neonatal diarrhea, caused mainly by mutations in MYO5B. Inactivating mutations in MYO5B causes depolarization of enterocytes in the small intestine, which gives rise to chronic, unremitting secretory diarrhea. While the pathology of the small intestine in MVID patients is well described, little is known about extraintestinal effects of MYO5B mutation. METHODS: We examined stomach, liver, pancreas, colon, and kidney in Navajo MVID patients, who share a single homozygous MYO5B-P660L (1979C>T p...
December 7, 2017: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218408/transcription-profiling-and-identification-of-infection-related-genes-in-phytophthora-cactorum
#15
Xiao-Ren Chen, Shen-Xin Huang, Ye Zhang, Gui-Lin Sheng, Bo-Yue Zhang, Qi-Yuan Li, Feng Zhu, Jing-You Xu
Phytophthora cactorum, an oomycete pathogen, infects more than 200 plant species within several plant families. To gain insight into the repertoire of the infection-related genes of P. cactorum, Illumina RNA-Seq was used to perform a global transcriptome analysis of three life cycle stages of the pathogen, mycelia (MY), zoospores (ZO) and germinating cysts with germ tubes (GC). From over 9.8 million Illumina reads for each library, 18,402, 18,569 and 19,443 distinct genes were identified for MY, ZO and GC libraries, respectively...
December 7, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Genomics: MGG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218403/the-storage-and-recall-of-memories-in-the-hippocampo-cortical-system
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REVIEW
Edmund T Rolls
A quantitative computational theory of the operation of the hippocampus as an episodic memory system is described. The CA3 system operates as a single attractor or autoassociation network (1) to enable rapid one-trial associations between any spatial location (place in rodents or spatial view in primates) and an object or reward and (2) to provide for completion of the whole memory during recall from any part. The theory is extended to associations between time and object or reward to implement temporal order memory, which is also important in episodic memory...
December 7, 2017: Cell and Tissue Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218329/high-mobility-group-protein-2-regulated-by-microrna-127-and-small-heterodimer-partner-modulates-pluripotency-of-mouse-embryonic-stem-cells-and-liver-tumor-initiating-cells
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Yulan Zhao, Zhihong Yang, Jianguo Wu, Raymond Wu, Santosh K Keshipeddy, Dennis Wright, Li Wang
High-mobility-group protein 2 (HMGB2) expression is upregulated in human liver cancer. However, little is known about its regulatory function. Here we establish HMGB2 as a new modulator of the pluripotency of mouse embryonic stem cells (ESCs). Similar to OCT4 and SOX2, HMGB2 protein is highly expressed in undifferentiated CGR8 cells, whereas it undergoes rapid decline during embryonic body (EB) formation. HMGB2 interacts with OCT4, increases protein expression of OCT4 and SOX2, and enhances their transcriptional activities...
October 2017: Hepatology Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218272/blood-based-biomarkers-in-lung-cancer-prognosis-and-treatment-decisions
#18
REVIEW
Meng Xu-Welliver, David P Carbone
Despite recent advances, non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) remains a devastating disease with overall poor prognosis. Major contributing factors include obstacles to diagnosing the disease early in its course during the asymptomatic stage as well as diversity and complexity of its biology underlying tumorigenesis and tumor progression. Advances in molecularly targeted therapies which drives the development of personalized cancer care require precise and comprehensive understanding of tumor biology, not only at the time of diagnosis but also during treatment course and surveillance...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218247/akip1-promoted-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-via-transactivating-zeb1
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Xiaobin Guo, Limin Zhao, Dongjun Cheng, Qing Mu, Hongyan Kuang, Keqing Feng
Non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is one of the leading death-related malignancies worldwide with elusive molecular mechanisms. A-kinase interacting protein 1 (AKIP1) is an important regulator controlling metastasis, lymphangiogenesis and angiogenesis. However, the role of AKIP1 in NSCLC progression is still little known. Here, we found that AKIP1 was overexpressed in NSCLC specimens as well as cell lines. Overexpression of AKIP1 in NSLCC tissues was positively correlated with TNM stage, lymph node metastasis and poor prognosis...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218246/angiopoietin-like-protein-2-facilitates-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-progression-by-promoting-the-polarization-of-m2-tumor-associated-macrophages
#20
Xiaojuan Wei, Siyue Nie, Hui Liu, Jingyu Sun, Jie Liu, Juan Li, Shuyan Li, Shuyun Wang, Shuyi Han, Jun Wang, Yuping Sun
The functional phenotypes (M1 and M2) of tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) are influenced by the tumor microenvironment (TME) and contribute greatly to the development of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, the molecular mechanisms for TAM polarization remain unclear. Angiopoietin-like protein 2 (Angptl2) is involved in tumor progression. In this study, Angptl2 expression was aberrantly increased in NSCLC cells and positively correlated with TAM infiltration, tumor size and poor patient survival...
2017: American Journal of Cancer Research
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