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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353199/applicability-of-kd-for-modelling-dissolved-137cs-concentrations-in-fukushima-river-water-case-study-of-the-upstream-ota-river
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Kazuyuki Sakuma, Hideki Tsuji, Seiji Hayashi, Hironori Funaki, Alex Malins, Kazuya Yoshimura, Hiroshi Kurikami, Akihiro Kitamura, Kazuki Iijima, Masaaki Hosomi
A study is presented on the applicability of the distribution coefficient (Kd) absorption/desorption model to simulate dissolved 137Cs concentrations in Fukushima river water. The upstream Ota River basin was simulated using GEneral-purpose Terrestrial Fluid-flow Simulator (GETFLOWS) for the period 1 January 2014 to 31 December 2015. Good agreement was obtained between the simulations and observations on water and suspended sediment fluxes, and on particulate bound 137Cs concentrations under both base and high flow conditions...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353038/cereblon-crbn-deletion-reverses-streptozotocin-induced-diabetic-osteoporosis-in-mice
#2
Cong Yao, Xiong Guo, Wan-Xia Yao, Chun Zhang
Diabetes mellitus is a major cause to induce osteoporosis. Though the pathogenesis of osteoporosis progression has been well investigated, its still not fully understood. Recently, cereblon (CRBN) was considered as a negative modulator of adenosine monophosphate-activated protein kinase (AMPK) in vitro and in vivo. Here, we presented results indicating that CRBN could effectively regulate osteoporosis development. In STZ-induced wild type (WT) mice with diabetes, the osteoclasts were highly increased along with the deterioration of bone structure...
January 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352747/clathrin-and-ap1-are-required-for-apical-sorting-of-gpi-aps-in-biosynthetic-and-recycling-routes-in-mdck-cells
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Guillaume Alain Castillon, Patricia Burriat-Couleru, Daniel Abegg, Nina Criado Santos, Reika Watanabe
Recently studies in animal models demonstrate potential roles for clathrin and AP1 in apical protein sorting in epithelial tissue. However, the precise functions of these proteins in apical protein transport remain unclear. Here, we reveal mis-targeting of endogenous GPI-APs and soluble secretory proteins in MDCK cells upon clathrin heavy chain or AP1 subunit knockdown (KD). Using a novel directional endocytosis and recycling assay, we found that these KD cells are not only affected for apical sorting of GPI-APs in biosynthetic pathway but also for their apical recycling and basal to apical transcytosis routes...
January 20, 2018: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350882/cardiac-function-by-three-dimensional-speckle-tracking-imaging-and-cytokines-in-kawasaki-disease
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Masataka Kato, Mamoru Ayusawa, Hirofumi Watanabe, Akiko Komori, Yuriko Abe, Takahiro Nakamura, Hiroshi Kamiyama, Shori Takahashi
BACKGROUND: IT is well known that serum N-terminal pro brain natriuretic peptide (NT-proBNP) tends to elevate in acute phase of Kawasaki disease (KD), but the cause of NT-proBNP elevation has not been clarified. Our previous study revealed that cardiac function evaluated by two-dimensional echocardiography (2D-E) such as ejection fraction (EF) was normal. However, cardiac function evaluated by 2D-E does not reflect subtle change of cardiac dysfunction and the relation has still been controversial...
January 19, 2018: Pediatrics International: Official Journal of the Japan Pediatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348263/phosphoinositide-3-kinase-gamma-inhibition-protects-from-anthracycline-cardiotoxicity-and-reduces-tumor-growth
#5
Mingchuan Li, Valentina Sala, Maria Chiara De Santis, James Cimino, Paola Cappello, Nicola Pianca, Anna Di Bona, Jean Piero Margaria, Miriam Martini, Edoardo Lazzarini, Flora Pirozzi, Luca Rossi, Irene Franco, Julia Bornbaum, Jacqueline Heger, Susanne Rohrbach, Alessia Perino, Carlo G Tocchetti, Braulio H F Lima, Mauro M Teixeira, Paolo E Porporato, Rainer Schulz, Annalisa Angelini, Marco Sandri, Pietro Ameri, Sebastiano Sciarretta, Roberto César P Lima-Júnior, Marco Mongillo, Tania Zaglia, Fulvio Morello, Francesco Novelli, Emilio Hirsch, Alessandra Ghigo
Background -Anthracyclines, such as doxorubicin (DOX), are potent anti-cancer agents for the treatment of solid tumors and hematological malignancies. However, their clinical use is hampered by cardiotoxicity. This study sought to investigate the role of PI3Kγ in DOX-induced cardiotoxicity and the potential cardio-protective and anti-cancer effects of PI3Kγ inhibition. Methods -Mice expressing a kinase-inactive PI3Kγ or receiving PI3Kγ selective inhibitors were subjected to chronic DOX treatment. Cardiac function was analyzed by echocardiography and DOX-mediated signaling was assessed in whole hearts or in isolated cardiomyocytes...
January 18, 2018: Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346617/riboswitching-with-ciprofloxacin-development-and-characterization-of-a-novel-rna-regulator
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Florian Groher, Cristina Bofill-Bosch, Christopher Schneider, Johannes Braun, Sven Jager, Katharina Geißler, Kay Hamacher, Beatrix Suess
RNA molecules play important and diverse regulatory roles in the cell. Inspired by this natural versatility, RNA devices are increasingly important for many synthetic biology applications, e.g. optimizing engineered metabolic pathways, gene therapeutics or building up complex logical units. A major advantage of RNA is the possibility of de novo design of RNA-based sensing domains via an in vitro selection process (SELEX). Here, we describe development of a novel ciprofloxacin-responsive riboswitch by in vitro selection and next-generation sequencing-guided cellular screening...
January 13, 2018: Nucleic Acids Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29346419/saxs-analysis-of-a-soluble-cytosolic-ngbr-construct-including-extracellular-and-transmembrane-domains
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Joshua Holcomb, Maysaa Doughan, Nicholas Spellmon, Brianne Lewis, Emerson Perry, Yingxue Zhang, Lindsey Nico, Junmei Wan, Srinivas Chakravarthy, Weifeng Shang, Qing Miao, Timothy Stemmler, Zhe Yang
The Nogo-B receptor (NgBR) is involved in oncogenic Ras signaling through directly binding to farnesylated Ras. It recruits farnesylated Ras to the non-lipid-raft membrane for interaction with downstream effectors. However, the cytosolic domain of NgBR itself is only partially folded. The lack of several conserved secondary structural elements makes this domain unlikely to form a complete farnesyl binding pocket. We find that inclusion of the extracellular and transmembrane domains that contain additional conserved residues to the cytosolic region results in a well folded protein with a similar size and shape to the E...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345854/-ch3nh3-4ga4sbs9s0-28o0-72h-a-three-dimensionally-open-framework-heterometallic-chalcogenidoantimonate-exhibiting-ni2-ion-exchange-property
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Bo Zhang, Wei-An Li, Yi-Yu Liao, Chen Zhang, Mei-Ling Feng, Xiao-Ying Huang
An open-framework chalcogenidoantimonate, namely, [CH3NH3]4Ga4SbS9S0.28O0.72H (1), has been solvothermally synthesized and structurally characterized. Interestingly, 1 showed Ni2+ ion-exchange properties and wide pH resistance, with a maximum exchange capacity of 76.9 mg/g. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first example of amine-directed three-dimensional (3D) heterometallic chalcogenidometalates for the highly selective Ni2+ ion capture with the high distribution coefficient (Kd = 1.65 × 105 mL/g)...
January 18, 2018: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344641/inhibition-of-rptor-overcomes-resistance-to-egfr-inhibition-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer-cells
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Kyu Sic You, Yong Weon Yi, Sahng-June Kwak, Yeon-Sun Seong
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) cells frequently exhibit activated growth factor signaling and resistance to inhibitors for epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), despite the overexpression of EGFR protein, and this is associated with a malignant behavior and a poor prognosis. In this study, to elucidate the underlying mechanisms of resistance to EGFR inhibitor and identify inhibitors that exert a synergistic effect with EGFR inhibition, we examined the inhibitory effects of selected protein kinase inhibitors (PKIs) in combination with gefitinib on the viability of a mesenchymal stem-like (MSL) subtype TNBC cell line...
January 15, 2018: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344637/mir%C3%A2-186-a-serum-microrna-induces-endothelial-cell-apoptosis-by-targeting-smad6-in-kawasaki-disease
#10
Rongzhou Wu, Danping Shen, Hareshwaree Sohun, Donghui Ge, Xianda Chen, Xuliang Wang, Ruiyao Chen, Yuqing Wu, Jingjing Zeng, Xing Rong, Xiaoping Su, Maoping Chu
Kawasaki disease (KD) is an acute, self‑limited vasculitis that predominantly affects medium‑sized arteries, particularly the coronary arteries. Recent studies have indicated that microRNAs are involved in many diseases, including KD. However, the detailed mechanism remains unclear. The aim of the present study was to explore the role of miR‑186 in KD and potentially discover a new target for KD treatment. The results demonstrated that miR‑186 was upregulated in serum from patients with KD and KD serum could increase miR‑186 transcript levels in endothelial cells (HUVECs)...
January 18, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344467/longitudinal-change-in-thyroid-hormone-levels-in-children-with-epilepsy-on-a-ketogenic-diet-prevalence-and-risk-factors
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Yun-Jin Lee, Sang Ook Nam, Kyung-Min Kim, Young Mi Kim, Gyu Min Yeon
Background and Purpose: The aim of this study is to evaluate the prevalence of hypothyroidism and the change of thyroid hormone level in the children with epilepsy on a ketogenic diet (KD). Methods: The levels of serum free thyroxine (fT4) and thyroid-stimulation hormone (TSH) were measured at the start of the KD and at 6- to 12-month intervals in children with intractable epilepsy. Hypothyroidism was defined as fT4 level < 0.8 ng/dL and TSH level > 6.0 μIU/mL...
December 2017: Journal of Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343815/microrna-145-5p-and-microrna-320a-encapsulated-in-endothelial-microparticles-contribute-to-the-progression-of-vasculitis-in-acute-kawasaki-disease
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Hideyuki Nakaoka, Keiichi Hirono, Seiji Yamamoto, Ichiro Takasaki, Kei Takahashi, Koshi Kinoshita, Asami Takasaki, Naonori Nishida, Mako Okabe, Wang Ce, Nariaki Miyao, Kazuyoshi Saito, Keijiro Ibuki, Sayaka Ozawa, Yuichi Adachi, Fukiko Ichida
Kawasaki Disease (KD) is an acute inflammatory disease that takes the form of systemic vasculitis. Endothelial microparticles (EMPs) have been recognized as an important transcellular delivery system. We hypothesized whether EMPs are involved in vasculitis in acute KD. Fifty patients with acute KD were enrolled, divided into two subgroups: those with coronary artery lesions (CAL) (n = 5) and those without CAL (NCAL) (n = 45). EMPs were measured using flow cytometry, and microRNA (miR) expression profiling was performed by microRNA array...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343737/moderate-decline-in-select-synaptic-markers-in-the-prefrontal-cortex-ba9-of-patients-with-alzheimer-s-disease-at-various-cognitive-stages
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Odile Poirel, Sébastien Mella, Catherine Videau, Lauriane Ramet, Maria Antonietta Davoli, Etienne Herzog, Pavel Katsel, Naguib Mechawar, Vahram Haroutunian, Jacques Epelbaum, Stéphanie Daumas, Salah El Mestikawy
Synaptic loss, plaques and neurofibrillary tangles are viewed as hallmarks of Alzheimer's disease (AD). This study investigated synaptic markers in neocortical Brodmann area 9 (BA9) samples from 171 subjects with and without AD at different levels of cognitive impairment. The expression levels of vesicular glutamate transporters (VGLUT1&2), glutamate uptake site (EAAT2), post-synaptic density protein of 95 kD (PSD95), vesicular GABA/glycine transporter (VIAAT), somatostatin (som), synaptophysin and choline acetyl transferase (ChAT) were evaluated...
January 17, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341607/in-vitro-pharmacokinetic-optimizations-of-am2-s31n-channel-blockers-led-to-the-discovery-of-slow-binding-inhibitors-with-potent-antiviral-activity-against-drug-resistant-influenza-a-viruses
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Yuanxiang Wang, Yanmei Hu, Shuting Xu, Yongtao Zhang, Rami Musharrafieh, Raymond Kin Hau, Chunlong Ma, Jun Wang
Influenza viruses are respiratory pathogens that are responsible for both seasonal influenza epidemics and occasional influenza pandemics. The narrow therapeutic window of oseltamivir, coupled with the emergence of drug resistance, calls for the next-generation of antivirals. With our continuous interest in developing AM2-S31N inhibitors as oral influenza antivirals, we report here the progress of optimizing the in vitro pharmacokinetic (PK) properties of AM2-S31N inhibitors. Several AM2-S31N inhibitors, including compound 10b, were discovered to have potent channel blockage, single to submicromolar antiviral activity, and favorable in vitro PK properties...
January 17, 2018: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340222/direct-molecular-fishing-of-new-protein-partners-for-human-thromboxane-synthase
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A V Svirid, P V Ershov, E O Yablokov, L A Kaluzhskiy, Yu V Mezentsev, A V Florinskaya, T A Sushko, N V Strushkevich, A A Gilep, S A Usanov, A E Medvedev, A S Ivanov
Thromboxane synthase (TBXAS1) catalyzes the isomerization reaction of prostaglandin H2 producing thromboxane A2, the autocrine and paracrine factor in many cell types. A high activity and metastability by these arachidonic acid derivatives suggests the existence of supramolecular structures that are involved in the regulation of the biosynthesis and directed translocation of thromboxane to the receptor. The objective of this study was to identify TBXAS1 protein partners from human liver tissue lysate using a complex approach based on the direct molecular fishing technique, LC-MS/MS protein identification, and protein-protein interaction validation by surface plasmon resonance (SPR)...
October 2017: Acta Naturae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29340041/discovery-of-a-highly-selective-kit-kinase-primary-v559d-mutant-inhibitor-for-gastrointestinal-stromal-tumors-gists
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Kailin Yu, Xuesong Liu, Zongru Jiang, Chen Hu, Fengming Zou, Cheng Chen, Juan Ge, Jiaxin Wu, Xiaochuan Liu, Aoli Wang, Wenliang Wang, Wenchao Wang, Ziping Qi, Beilei Wang, Li Wang, Hezhong Yan, Jiaoxue Wang, Tao Ren, Jun Tang, Qingsong Liu, Jing Liu
KIT kinase V559D mutation is the most prevalent primary gain-of-function mutation in Gastrointestinal Stromal Tumors (GISTs). Here we reported a highly selective KIT V559D inhibitor CHMFL-KIT-031, which displayed about 10-20 fold selectivity over KIT wt in the biochemical assay (IC50: 28 nM over 168 nM; Kd: 266 nM versus 6640 nM) and in cell (EC50: 176 nM versus 2000 nM for pY703) examination. It also displayed 15∼400-fold selectivity over other primary mutants such as L576P and secondary mutants including T670I, V654A (ATP binding pocket) as well as N822K and D816V (activation loop)...
December 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336355/evaluation-of-cardiolipin-nanodisks-as-lipidreplacement-therapy-for-barth-syndrome
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Nikita Ikon, Fong-Fu Hsu, Jennifer Shearer, Trudy M Forte, Robert O Ryan
Barth syndrome (BTHS) is a mitochondrial disorder characterizedby cardiomyopathy and skeletal muscle weakness. Disease results frommutations in the tafazzin (TAZ)gene, encoding a phospholipid transacylase. Defective tafazzin activityresults in an aberrant cardiolipin (CL) profile. The feasibility ofrestoring the intracellular CL profile was tested by in vivo administration of exogenous CL innanodisk (ND) delivery particles. Ninety mg/kg CL (as ND) was administeredto doxycycline-inducible taz shRNAknockdown (KD) mice once a week...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335656/hydrogen-atom-transfer-oxidation-with-h2o2-catalyzed-by-feii-1-2-bis-2-2-bipyridyl-6-yl-ethane-h2o-2-2-likely-involvement-of-a-%C3%AE-hydroxo-%C3%AE-1-2-peroxo-diiron-iii-intermediate
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Alexander M Khenkin, Madhu Vedichi, Linda J W Shimon, Matthew A Cranswick, Johannes E M N Klein, Lawrence Que, Ronny Neumann
The iron(II) triflate complex (1) of 1,2-bis(2,2'-bipyridyl-6-yl)ethane, with two bipyridine moieties connected by an ethane bridge, was prepared. Addition of aqueous 30% H2O2 to an acetonitrile solution of 1 yielded 2, a green compound with λmax=710 nm. Moessbauer measurements on 2 showed a doublet with an isomer shift (δ) of 0.35 mm/s and a quadrupole splitting (ΔEQ) of 0.86 mm/s, indicative of an antiferromagnetically coupled diferric complex. Resonance Raman spectra showed peaks at 883, 556 and 451 cm-1 that downshifted to 832, 540 and 441 cm-1 when 1 was treated with H218O2...
November 2017: Israel Journal of Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333852/synthesis-of-mip-nanoparticles-for-%C3%AE-casein-detection-using-spr-as-a-milk-allergen-sensor
#19
Jon Ashley, Yunus Shukor, Roberta D'Aurelio, Linda Trinh, Thomas Lawrence Rodgers, Jeff Temblay, Mike Pleasants, Ibtisam E Tothill
Food recalls due to undeclared allergens or contamination are costly to the food manufacturing industry worldwide. As the industry strives for better manufacturing efficiencies over a diverse range of food products, there is a need for the development of new analytical techniques to improve monitoring the presence of unintended food allergens during the food manufacturing process. In particular, the monitoring of wash samples from cleaning in place systems (CIP), used in the cleaning of food processing equipment, would allow for the effective removal of allergen containing ingredients in between food batches...
January 15, 2018: ACS Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330772/rice-wrky11-plays-a-role-in-pathogen-defense-and-drought-tolerance
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Heyoung Lee, Jooyoung Cha, Changhyun Choi, Naeyoung Choi, Hyun-So Ji, Sang Ryeol Park, Seungbum Lee, Duk-Ju Hwang
BACKGROUND: Plants are frequently subjected to abiotic and biotic stresses, and WRKY proteins play a pivotal role in the response to such stress. OsWRKY11 is induced by pathogens, drought, and heat, suggesting a function in biotic and abiotic stress responses. RESULTS: This study identified OsWRKY11, a member of WRKY group IIc. It is a transcriptional activator that localized to the nucleus. Ectopic expression of OsWRKY11 resulted in enhanced resistance to a bacterial pathogen, Xanthomonas oryzae pv...
January 12, 2018: Rice
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