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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245136/small-maf-functions-in-the-maintenance-of-germline-stem-cells-in-the-drosophila-testis
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Sharon Wui Sing Tan, George W Yip, Toshio Suda, Gyeong Hun Baeg
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) are byproducts generated during normal cellular metabolism, and redox states have been shown to influence stem cell self-renewal and lineage commitment across phyla. However, the downstream effectors of ROS signaling that control stem cell behavior remain largely unexplored. Here, we used the Drosophila testis as an in vivo model to identify ROS-induced effectors that are involved in the differentiation process of germline stem cells (GSCs). In the Affymetrix microarray analysis, 152 genes were either upregulated or downregulated during GSC differentiation induced by elevated levels of ROS, and a follow-up validation of the gene expression by qRT-PCR showed a Spearman's rho of 0...
December 8, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244999/mechanical-stress-increases-brain-amyloid-%C3%AE-tau-and-%C3%AE-synuclein-concentrations-in-wild-type-mice
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Marcel Levy Nogueira, Minoo Hamraz, Mohammad Abolhassani, Erwan Bigan, Olivier Lafitte, Jean-Marc Steyaert, Bruno Dubois, Laurent Schwartz
INTRODUCTION: Exposure to traumatic brain injury is a core risk factor that predisposes an individual to sporadic neurodegenerative diseases. We provide evidence that mechanical stress increases brain levels of hallmark proteins associated with neurodegeneration. METHODS: Wild-type mice were exposed to multiple regimens of repetitive mild traumatic brain injury, generating a range of combinations of impact energies, frequencies, and durations of exposure. Brain concentrations of amyloid β 1-42 (Aβ1-42), total tau, and α-synuclein were measured by sandwich enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
December 12, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244772/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expressed-in-myeloid-cells-slows-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-protects-against-macrophage-apoptosis-in-ldlr-ko-mice
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Leticia Gonzalez, Alexander S Qian, Usama Tahir, Pei Yu, Bernardo L Trigatti
We generated myeloid specific sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1pr1) deficient mice by crossing mice that had myeloid specific expression of Cre recombinase (lyzMCre) with mice having the S1pr1 gene flanked by loxP recombination sites. We transplanted bone marrow from these mice and control lyzMCre mice with intact macrophage S1pr1 gene expression into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene (Ldlr) deficient mice. The resulting chimeras were fed a high fat atherogenic diet for nine or twelve weeks and evaluated for atherosclerosis development in the aortic sinus...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244249/flow-cytometric-false-myeloperoxidase-positive-childhood-b-lineage-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia
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Süreyya Savaşan, Steven Buck, Manisha Gadgeel, Ali Gabali
BACKGROUND: Flow cytometric intracellular myeloperoxidase (MPO) staining of leukemic blasts is a useful tool in diagnosis of leukemia subtype. Interpretation of high MPO-positivity can be a diagnostic challenge in B-lineage acute lymphoblastic leukemia (B-ALL). While very few such cases have been reported, high MPO positive B-ALL cases without additional myeloid antigen positivity are suspect and require further investigation. METHODS: Three pediatric cases of B-ALL with strong MPO staining (clone 8E6; Invitrogen) at diagnosis and three others with negative MPO staining were studied by flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry...
December 15, 2017: Cytometry. Part B, Clinical Cytometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244233/inadequate-brain-glycogen-or-sleep-increases-spreading-depression-susceptibility
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Kivilcim Kilic, Hulya Karatas, Buket Donmez-Demir, Emine Eren-Kocak, Yasemin Gursoy-Ozdemir, Alp Can, Jean-Marie Petit, Pierre J Magistretti, Turgay Dalkara
OBJECTIVE: Glycogen in astrocyte endfeet contributes to maintenance of low extracellular glutamate and K+ concentrations around synapses. Sleep deprivation (SD), a common migraine trigger induces transcriptional changes in astrocytes reducing glycogen breakdown. We hypothesize that when glycogen utilization cannot match synaptic energy demand, extracellular K+ can rise to levels that activate neuronal pannexin-1 channels and downstream inflammatory pathway, which might be one of the mechanisms initiating migraine headaches...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243809/obesity-induced-mitochondrial-dysfunction-in-porcine-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells
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Yu Meng, Alfonso Eirin, Xiang-Yang Zhu, Hui Tang, Pritha Chanana, Amir Lerman, Andre J van Wijnen, Lilach O Lerman
BACKGROUND: Transplantation of autologous mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) may be a viable option for treatment of several diseases. MSCs efficacy depends on adequate function of their mitochondria, which might be impaired in a noxious milieu. OBJECTIVES: We hypothesized that obesity compromises MSCs mitochondrial structure and function, possibly via micro-RNA (miRNA)-based mechanisms. METHODS: MSCs were collected from swine abdominal adipose tissue after 16 weeks of Lean or Obese diet (n = 7 each)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243379/cultural-adaptation-of-a-neurobiologically-informed-intervention-in-local-and-international-contexts
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Eric Pakulak, Amanda Hampton Wray, Zayra Longoria, Alejandra Garcia Isaza, Courtney Stevens, Theodore Bell, Sarah Burlingame, Scott Klein, Samuel Berlinski, Orazio Attanasio, Helen Neville
The relationship between early adversity and numerous negative outcomes across the lifespan is evident in a wide range of societies and cultures (e.g., Pakulak, Stevens, & Neville, 2018). Among the most affected neural systems are those supporting attention, self-regulation, and stress regulation. As such, these systems represent targets for neurobiologically informed interventions addressing early adversity. In prior work with monolingual native English-speaking families, we showed that a two-generation intervention targeting these systems in families improves outcomes across multiple domains including child brain function for selective attention (for detail, see Neville et al...
December 2017: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243233/finding-the-needle-in-the-haystack-systematic-identification-of-psychobiotics
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Aisling Bambury, Kiran Sandhu, John F Cryan, Timothy G Dinan
The brain-gut-microbiota axis is increasingly viewed as a novel paradigm in neuroscience with the capacity to generate innovative therapies for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Psychobiotics, defined as live bacteria which when ingested in adequate amounts confer mental health benefits, are increasingly of interest, as pre-clinical trials continue to show promising results. Particularly in stress related, anxiety and depressive disorders, there is potential for psychobiotics to deliver new therapies. The question of which microbes may prove to be the most promising psychobiotic in delivering such therapies at clinical level is of great importance...
December 15, 2017: British Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242641/ubiquitin-ligases-in-oncogenic-transformation-and-cancer-therapy
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Daniela Senft, Jianfei Qi, Ze'ev A Ronai
The cellular response to external stress signals and DNA damage depends on the activity of ubiquitin ligases (E3s), which regulate numerous cellular processes, including homeostasis, metabolism and cell cycle progression. E3s recognize, interact with and ubiquitylate protein substrates in a temporally and spatially regulated manner. The topology of the ubiquitin chains dictates the fate of the substrates, marking them for recognition and degradation by the proteasome or altering their subcellular localization or assembly into functional complexes...
December 15, 2017: Nature Reviews. Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242588/in-retinitis-pigmentosa-trkc-t1-dependent-vectorial-erk-activity-upregulates-glial-tnf-%C3%AE-causing-selective-neuronal-death
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Alba Galán, Sean Jmaeff, Pablo F Barcelona, Fouad Brahimi, Marinko V Sarunic, H Uri Saragovi
In some diseases the TrkC.T1 isoform is upregulated in glia, associated with glial TNF-α production and neuronal death. What remains unknown are the activating signals in glia, and how paracrine signals may be selective for a targeted neuron while sparing other proximate neurons. We studied these questions in the retina, where Müller glia contacts photoreceptors on one side and retinal ganglion cells on the other. In a mutant Rhodopsin mouse model of retinitis pigmentosa (RP) causing progressive photoreceptor death-but sparing retinal ganglion cells-TrkC...
December 14, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242353/cardiac-specific-bdh1-overexpression-ameliorates-oxidative-stress-and-cardiac-remodeling-in-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure
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Motoki Uchihashi, Atsushi Hoshino, Yoshifumi Okawa, Makoto Ariyoshi, Satoshi Kaimoto, Shuhei Tateishi, Kazunori Ono, Ryoetsu Yamanaka, Daichi Hato, Yohei Fushimura, Sakiko Honda, Kuniyoshi Fukai, Yusuke Higuchi, Takehiro Ogata, Eri Iwai-Kanai, Satoaki Matoba
BACKGROUND: Energy starvation and the shift of energy substrate from fatty acids to glucose is the hallmark of metabolic remodeling during heart failure progression. However, ketone body metabolism in the failing heart has not been fully investigated. METHODS AND RESULTS: Microarray data analysis and mitochondrial isobaric tags for relative and absolute quantification proteomics revealed that the expression of D-β-hydroxybutyrate dehydrogenase I (Bdh1), an enzyme that catalyzes the NAD+/NADH coupled interconversion of acetoacetate and β-hydroxybutyrate, was increased 2...
December 2017: Circulation. Heart Failure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242190/the-rv2633c-protein-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-is-a-non-heme-di-iron-catalase-with-a-possible-role-in-defenses-against-oxidative-stress
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Zhongxin Ma, Kyle T Strickland, Michelle D Cherne, Esha Sehanobish, Kyle H Rohde, William T Self, Victor L Davidson
The Rv2633c gene in Mycobacterium tuberculosis is rapidly upregulated after macrophage infection, suggesting that Rv2633c is involved in M. tuberculosis pathogenesis. However, the activity and role of the Rv2633c protein in host colonization is unknown. Here, we analyzed the Rv2633c protein sequence, which revealed the presence of an HHE cation-binding domain common in hemerythrin-like proteins. Phylogenetic analysis indicated that Rv2633c is a member of a distinct subset of hemerythrin-like proteins exclusive to mycobacteria...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29242185/will-the-antarctic-tardigrade-acutuncus-antarcticus-be-able-to-withstand-environmental-stresses-due-to-global-climate-change
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Ilaria Giovannini, Tiziana Altiero, Roberto Guidetti, Lorena Rebecchi
Since conditions in Continental Antarctica are highly selective and extremely hostile to life, its biota is depauperate, but well adapted to live in this region. Global climate change has the potential to impact Continental Antarctica organisms because of increasing temperatures and ultraviolet radiation. This research evaluates how ongoing climate changes will affect Antarctic species, and if Antarctic organisms will be able to adapt to the new environmental conditions. Tardigrades represent the main terrestrial components of Antarctic meiofauna; therefore the pan-Antarctic tardigrade Acutuncus antarcticus was used as model to predict the fate of Antarctic meiofauna threatened by climate changes...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241523/acculturative-stress-in-korean-americans
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Cha-Nam Shin, Shannon Ruff Dirksen, Bin Suh
BACKGROUND: Acculturative stress is known to contribute to chronic diseases among many immigrants and yet this association in Korean Americans remains unclear. AIM: The study purpose was to examine the level of acculturative stress in Korean Americans and to determine if correlations existed with personal and physiological factors. METHODS: An exploratory, cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted in a sample of 107 Korean American adults...
December 2017: Applied Nursing Research: ANR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29241018/older-women-exhibit-greater-airway-8-isoprostane-responses-to-strenuous-exercise-compared-to-older-men-and-younger-controls
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Stephanie P Kurti, Sam R Emerson, Joshua R Smith, Sara K Rosenkranz, Samantha A Alexander, Garrett M Lovoy, Craig A Harms
INTRODUCTION: Development of late-onset respiratory diseases is associated with elevated 8-isoprostane, a marker of oxidative stress, in the airways. However, sex differences exist in development of these diseases. Using an exhaustive exercise bout as a physiological stressor may elucidate whether there is a sex difference with aging in pre- to post-exercise airway 8-isoprostane generation. PURPOSE: To determine whether older women exhibit a greater airway 8-isoprostane response to exhaustive exercise compared to older men and younger controls...
December 14, 2017: Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, Physiologie Appliquée, Nutrition et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240874/wheat-genetic-resources-in-the-post-genomics-era-promise-and-challenges
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Awais Rasheed, Abdul Mujeeb-Kazi, Francis Chuks Ogbonnaya, Zhonghu He, Sanjaya Rajaram
Background: Wheat genetic resources have been used for genetic improvement since 1876, when Stephen Wilson (Transactions and Proceedings of the Botanical Society of Edinburgh 12: 286) consciously made the first wide hybrid involving wheat and rye in Scotland. Wide crossing continued with sporadic attempts in the first half of 19th century and became a sophisticated scientific discipline during the last few decades with considerable impact in farmers' fields. However, a large diversity of untapped genetic resources could contribute in meeting future wheat production challenges...
December 12, 2017: Annals of Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240691/absence-of-correlation-between-chimeric-rna-and-aging
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Reyna Huang, Shailesh Kumar, Hui Li
Chimeric RNAs have been recognized as a phenomenon not unique to cancer cells. They also exist in normal physiology. Aging is often characterized by deregulation of molecular and cellular mechanisms, including loss of heterochromatin, increased transcriptional noise, less tight control on alternative splicing, and more stress-induced changes. It is thus assumed that chimeric RNAs are more abundant in older people. In this study, we conducted a preliminary investigation to identify any chimeric RNAs with age-based trends in their expression levels in blood samples...
December 14, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240275/metabolic-stress-induces-modifications-in-the-epigenetic-program-of-preimplantation-bovine-embryos
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R Tremblay, I Dufort, M A Sirard
The mammalian embryo is sensitive to and adapts to its metabolic environment. The mother's metabolic health and nutrient availability, for example, can modulate the oviductal fluid composition and thus embryo development. In this project, we induced energetic stress in bovine embryos during early culture to observe the epigenetic responses associated with metabolic stress, using a treatment paradigm known to decrease blastocyst rates. Embryos were generated using oocytes from slaughtered cows, and then exposed to an elevated glucose concentration (5 mM versus 0...
December 14, 2017: Molecular Reproduction and Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240267/acute-oral-dose-of-sodium-nitrite-causes-redox-imbalance-and-dna-damage-in-rat-kidney
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Fariheen Aisha Ansari, Shaikh Nisar Ali, Aijaz Ahmed Khan, Riaz Mahmood
Sodium nitrite (NaNO2) is widely used as a food additive and preservative in fish and meat products. We have evaluated the effect of a single acute oral dose of NaNO2 on oxidative stress parameters, antioxidant capacity and DNA in rat kidney. Male Wistar rats were divided into four groups and given single oral dose of NaNO2 at 20, 40, 60 and 75 mg/kg body weight; untreated rats served as the control group. All animals in NaNO2 -treated groups showed marked alterations in various parameters of oxidative stress as compared to the control group...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29239136/composite-polymer-colloids-for-sers-based-applications
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Malte S Strozyk, Dorleta Jimenez de Aberasturi, Luis M Liz-Marzán
Polymers and nanoparticles can be combined into different materials with applications in various fields like catalysis, biotechnology, or drug delivery, to cite just a few. Colloidal composites may vary significantly, ranging from a single nanoparticle stabilized by a polymer shell through a polymeric carrier decorated with hundreds of particles. We review here composite colloids comprising gold nanoparticles, with an emphasis in systems with potential application in surface enhanced Raman scattering (SERS)...
December 14, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
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