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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784860/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-fc%C3%AE-riiib-receptor-ligand-interaction-implications-for-neutrophil-mediated-immune-mechanisms-in-malaria
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Piyapong Simtong, Amornrat V Romphruk, Annalena Traum, Monika Burg-Roderfeld, Gregor Bein, Konstantin Jakubowski, Andreas Dominik, Michael Theisen, Ikhlaq Hussain Kana, Ulrich J Sachs, Sentot Santoso
The Fcγ receptor IIIb (FcγRIIIb) is a low-affinity receptor of IgG and is essential in neutrophil mediated effector functions. Different allelic forms of FcγRIIIb carrying human neutrophil antigen (HNA-1a, -1b, -1c and -1d) have been identified. Here, we have generated stable transfected HEK293 cell lines expressing HNA-1aa, -1bb, and -1bc. Of these, cells expressing HNA-1bc interacted significantly stronger (2.277 versus 0.743) with human IgG than cells expressing the HNA-1aa or -1bb alloforms. The higher affinity of IgG towards the HNA-1c alloform was confirmed using neutrophils derived from German blood donors...
May 21, 2018: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783054/application-of-indices-to-evaluate-lid-facilities-for-sediment-and-heavy-metal-removal
#2
Sher Bahadur Gurung, Franz Kevin Geronimo, Jungsun Hong, Lee-Hyung Kim
Heavy metal and sediments transported from the urban catchment are the prime interest among researchers these days due to its toxic behaviour and hazardous effect on the animals, plants and human. The inflow from urban catchments and outflow from the Low impact development technologies (LID) were evaluated using different types of indices. Indices like fd , fp and Kd showed that heavy metals like Pb, Cd and Ni were dominantly observed in the dissolved form. These metals possess higher threat to the water bodies receiving urban runoff without any treatments...
May 14, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29783053/biomineralization-mechanism-of-u-vi-induced-by-bacillus-cereus-12-2-the-role-of-functional-groups-and-enzymes
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Jian Zhang, Han Song, Zhi Chen, Shasha Liu, Yali Wei, Jingyi Huang, Chuling Guo, Zhi Dang, Zhang Lin
Current studies reveal that the biomineralization of U(VI) by anaerobes normally produces nano-sized U(IV) minerals that can easily re-migrate/re-oxidize, while the biomineralization of U(VI) by aerobes has been constrained because the general mechanism has not yet been fully characterized. The biomineralization of U(VI) by Bacillus cereus 12-2 was investigated in this work. The maximum biosorption capability of intact cells was 448.68 mg U/g biomass (dry weight) at pH 5, while a decrease over 60% was induced when phosphate, amino, and especially carboxyl groups were shielded...
May 10, 2018: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781240/predominant-nonproductive-substrate-binding-by-fungal-cellobiohydrolase-i-and-implications-for-activity-improvement
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Mikhail L Rabinovich, Maria S Melnik, Mikhail L Herner, Yakov V Voznyi, Lilia G Vasilchenko
Enzymatic conversion of the most abundant renewable source of organic compounds, cellulose to fermentable sugars is attractive for production of green fuels and chemicals. The major component of industrial enzyme systems, cellobiohydrolase I from Hypocrea jecorina (Trichoderma reesei) (HjCel7A) processively splits disaccharide units from the reducing ends of tightly packed cellulose chains. HjCel7A consists of a catalytic domain (CD) and a carbohydrate-binding module (CBM) separated by a linker peptide. A tunnel-shaped substrate-binding site in the CD includes 9 subsites for β-D-glucose units, 7 of which (-7 to -1) precede the catalytic center...
May 21, 2018: Biotechnology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778033/weight-and-the-vitamin-k-expoxide-reductase-1-genotype-primarily-contribute-to-the-warfarin-dosing-in-pediatric-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Zhouping Wang, Li Zhang, Ping Huang, Xiaoqiong Gu, Xiaofei Xie, Yanfei Wang, Wei Li, Qiyi Zeng
INTRODUCTION: Warfarin therapy is recommended in children with giant coronary artery aneurysms (GCAAs) after Kawasaki disease (KD). Large individual variability makes it difficult to predict the warfarin dose. Polymorphisms in the vitamin K expoxide reductase 1 (VKORC1) and cytochrome P4502C9 (CYP2C9) genes have been reported to influence the warfarin dose. We investigated the effects of the VKORC1 and CYP2C9 genotypes on the warfarin dose in pediatric patients with giant CAAs after KD...
May 8, 2018: Thrombosis Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777692/an-optimal-serum-free-defined-condition-for-in-vitro-culture-of-kidney-organoids
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Masaki Nishikawa, Hiroshi Kimura, Naomi Yanagawa, Morgan Hamon, Peter Hauser, Lifu Zhao, Oak D Jo, Norimoto Yanagawa
Kidney organoid is an emerging topic of importance for research in kidney development and regeneration. Conventional culture systems for kidney organoids reported thus far use culture media containing serum, which may compromise our understanding and the potential clinical applicability of the organoid system. In our present study, we tested two serum-free culture conditions and compared their suitability for the maintenance and growth of kidney organoids in culture. One of the serum-free culture conditions was the combination of keratinocytes serum free medium (KSFM) with knockout serum replacement (KSR) (KSFM + KSR), and the other was the combination of knockout DMEM/F12 (KD/F12) and KSR (KD/F12 + KSR)...
May 16, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777035/septin-dependent-remodeling-of-cortical-microtubule-drives-cell-reshaping-during-epithelial-wound-healing
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Asako Shindo, Anastasia Audrey, Maki Takagishi, Masahide Takahashi, John B Wallingford, Makoto Kinoshita
Wounds in embryos heal rapidly through the contraction of the wound edges. Despite well-recognized significance of the actomyosin purse-string for wound closure, roles for other cytoskeletal components are largely unknown. Here, we report that the septin cytoskeleton cooperates with actomyosin and microtubules to coordinate circumferential contraction of the wound margin and concentric elongation of wound-proximal cells in Xenopus laevis embryos. Microtubules reoriented radially, forming bundles along lateral cell cortices in elongating wound-proximal cells...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Cell Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775901/tricine-co-ligand-improved-the-efficacy-of-99m-tc-hynic-ser-3-j18-peptide-for-targeting-and-imaging-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Zahra Shaghaghi, Seyed Mohammad Abedi, Seyed Jalal Hosseinimehr
The early diagnosis of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is important for increasing survival rate and improving quality life of patients. The aim of this study was to investigate 99m  Tc-(tricine)-HYNIC-(Ser)3 -J18 for targeting and imaging of NSCLC in A-549 xenografted nude mice. The (Ser)3 -J18 peptide was conjugated with HYNIC and labeled with 99m  Tc using tricine as a co-ligand. The radiolabeled peptide was evaluated for its radiochemical purity, stability, receptor binding and internalization in vitro...
May 15, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29775842/retention-of-neodymium-by-dolomite-at-variable-ionic-strength-as-probed-by-batch-and-column-experiments
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H P Emerson, F Zengotita, M Richmann, Y Katsenovich, D T Reed, T M Dittrich
The results presented in this paper highlight the complexity of adsorption and incorporation processes of Nd with dolomite and significantly improve upon previous work investigating trivalent actinide and lanthanide interactions with dolomite. Both batch and mini column experiments were conducted at variable ionic strength. These data highlight the strong chemisorption of Nd to the dolomite surface (equilibrium Kd 's > 3000 mL/g) and suggest that equilibrium adsorption processes may not be affected by ionic strength based on similar results at 0...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Environmental Radioactivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774125/the-critical-role-that-stat3-plays-in-glioma-initiating-cells-stat3-addiction-in-glioma
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Debolina Ganguly, Meiyun Fan, Chuan He Yang, Blazej Zbytek, David Finkelstein, Martine F Roussel, Lawrence M Pfeffer
Glioma-Initiating Cells (GICs) are thought to be responsible for tumor initiation, progression and recurrence in glioblastoma (GBM). In previous studies, we reported the constitutive phosphorylation of the STAT3 transcription factor in GICs derived from GBM patient-derived xenografts, and that STAT3 played a critical role in GBM tumorigenesis. In this study, we show that CRISPR/Cas9-mediated deletion of STAT3 in an established GBM cell line markedly inhibited tumorigenesis by intracranial injection but had little effect on cell proliferation in vitro ...
April 24, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773099/-toxoplasma-gondii-rop38-promotes-the-maturation-of-dendritic-cells-mediated-by-tlr4
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Heng Zhang, Shanghua Wu, Zhiqiang Shi, Shan Wang, Wei Lu, Yizhen Wu, Pei Sun, Qianming Xu
Objective To investigate the effect of rhoptry protein 38 (ROP38) from Toxoplasma gondii (T. gondii) on the maturation of dendritic cells (DCs) by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) induction in vitro. Methods The total RNA from T. gondii RH strain was extracted by guanidine thiocyanate method, and then cDNA was synthesized with reverse transcription reaction. After ROP38 gene was amplified by PCR, the recombinant pGEX-4T-ROP38 was constructed and expressed under IPTG induction. The recombinant ROP38 protein was detected by SDS-PAGE and Western blot analysis...
March 2018: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772373/a-novel-c-type-lectin-from-the-sea-cucumber-apostichopus-japonicus-ajctl-2-with-preferential-binding-of-d-galactose
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Hui Wang, Zhuang Xue, Zhaoqun Liu, Weilin Wang, Feifei Wang, Ying Wang, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C-type lectins (CTLs) are Ca2+ dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins that share structural homology in their carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs). In the present study, a novel CTL was identified from sea cucumber Apostichopus japonicus (named as AjCTL-2). The deduced amino acid sequence of AjCTL-2 was homologous to CTLs from other animals with the identities ranging from 33% to 40%. It contained a canonical signal peptide at the N-terminus, a low density lipoprotein receptor class A (LDLa), a C1r/C1s/Uegf/bone morphogenetic protein 1 (CUB), and a CRD with two motif Glu-Pro-Asn (EPN) and Trp-Asn-Asp (WND) in Ca2+ binding site 2...
May 14, 2018: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771849/review-of-american-exceptionalism-and-the-american-surgical-association-the-rise-of-surgery-in-the-united-states-by-rutkow-i-and-lillemoe-kd-in-ann-surg-267-789-795-2018
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Gary Liu, Larry H Hollier
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
May 15, 2018: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771320/immunoglobulin-profiling-identifies-unique-signatures-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease-during-intravenous-immunoglobulin-treatment
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Tai-Ming Ko, Kazuma Kiyotani, Jeng-Sheng Chang, Jae-Hyun Park, Poh Yin Yew, Yuan-Tsong Chen, Jer-Yuarn Wu, Yusuke Nakamura
Identifying the causes of high fever syndromes such as Kawasaki disease (KD) remains challenging. To investigate pathogen exposure signatures in suspected pathogen-mediated diseases like KD, we performed immunoglobulin (Ig) profiling using a next-generation sequencing method. After intravenous Ig (IVIG) treatment, we observed disappearance of clonally expanded IgM clonotypes, which were dominantly observed in acute-phase patients. The complementary-determining region 3 (CDR3) sequences of dominant IgM clonotypes in acute-phase patients were commonly observed in other Ig isotypes...
May 16, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770378/selection-and-characterization-of-a-dna-aptamer-to-crystal-violet
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Yang Chen, Jine Wang, Yajie Zhang, Lijun Xu, Tian Gao, Bing Wang, Renjun Pei
Aptamers are short single-stranded DNA or RNA, which can be selected in vitro by systematic evolution of ligands by exponential enrichment (SELEX). In order to develop novel light-up probes to substitute G-quadruplex (G4), we selected a DNA aptamer for crystal violet (CV), a triphenylmethane light-up dye, by a modified affinity chromatography-based SELEX. The ssDNA pool was first coupled on streptavidin-coated agarose beads through a biotin labeled complementary oligonucleotide, and then the aptamer sequences would be released from agarose beads by CV affinity...
May 17, 2018: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769325/the-ancient-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-signaling-system-is-a-master-regulator-of-energy-and-carbon-metabolism-in-algae
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Rishiram Ramanan, Quynh-Giao Tran, Dae-Hyun Cho, Jae-Eun Jeong, Byung-Hyuk Kim, Sang-Yoon Shin, Sae-Hae Choi, Kwang-Hyeon Liu, Dae-Soo Kim, Seon-Jin Lee, Jose L Crespo, Hee-Gu Lee, Hee-Mock Oh, Hee-Sik Kim
Algae undergo a complete metabolic transformation under stress by arresting cell growth, inducing autophagy, and hyper-accumulating biofuel precursors such as triacylglycerols and starch. However, the regulatory mechanisms behind this stress-induced transformation are still unclear. Here, we use biochemical, mutational, and 'omics' approaches to demonstrate that phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase (PI3K) signaling mediates the homeostasis of energy molecules and influences carbon metabolism in algae. In Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, the inhibition and knockdown (KD) of algal class III PI3K led to significantly decreased cell growth, altered cell morphology, and higher lipid and starch contents...
May 16, 2018: Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768976/predictors-of-intravenous-immunoglobulin-resistance-and-coronary-artery-aneurysm-in-patients-with-kawasaki-disease
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Nattika Chantasiriwan, Suchaya Silvilairat, Krit Makonkawkeyoon, Yupada Pongprot, Rekwan Sittiwangkul
BACKGROUND: Patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) who have intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) resistance are at increased risk for development of coronary artery abnormalities. Although in Japan several risk scoring systems are able to predict patients with IVIG-resistant (KD), they do not accurately predict non-responders in other regions. AIM: The objectives of this study were to determine the predictors of IVIG resistance and coronary artery aneurysm (CAA) and to develop risk scoring systems for predicting IVIG-resistant KD in the Thai population...
May 17, 2018: Paediatrics and International Child Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766584/direct-immunoassay-for-facile-and-sensitive-detection-of-small-molecule-aflatoxin-b1-based-on-nanobody
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Yanfei Shen, Deng Pan, Guanghui Li, Huizhen Hu, Huaijia Xue, Mingming Zhang, Min Zhu, Xue Gong, Yuanjian Zhang, Yakun Wan
Aflatoxin B₁ (AFB₁), one of the most toxic mycotoxins, is classified as a group I carcinogen and ubiquitous in various foods and agriproducts. Thus, accurate and sensitive determination of AFB₁ is of great significance to meet the criteria of food safety. Direct detection of AFB₁ is difficult by monoclonal antibody (mAb) with large molecular size (~150 kD) since the target is too small to produce a detectable signal change. Herein, by combining the electrochemical properties of nanomaterials and the advantages of nanobodies, we developed a direct, highly selective and sensitive electrochemical immunosensor for small molecule detection...
May 15, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765515/cancer-cell-selective-clathrin-mediated-endocytosis-of-aptamer-decorated-nanoparticles
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Shira Engelberg, Julia Modrejewski, Johanna G Walter, Yoav D Livney, Yehuda G Assaraf
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality worldwide, resulting in 88% deaths of all diagnosed patients. Hence, novel therapeutic modalities are urgently needed. Single-stranded oligonucleotide-based aptamers (APTs) are excellent ligands for tumor cell targeting. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying their internalization into living cells have been poorly studied. Towards the application of APTs for active drug targeting to cancer cells, we herein studied the mechanism underlying S15-APT internalization into human non-small cell lung cancer A549 cells...
April 20, 2018: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765083/adeno-associated-virus-vector-mediated-interleukin-10-induction-prevents-vascular-inflammation-in-a-murine-model-of-kawasaki-disease
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Jun Nakamura, Sachiko Watanabe, Hiroaki Kimura, Motoi Kobayashi, Tadayoshi Karasawa, Ryo Kamata, Fumitake Usui-Kawanishi, Ai Sadatomo, Hiroaki Mizukami, Noriko Nagi-Miura, Naohito Ohno, Tadashi Kasahara, Seiji Minota, Masafumi Takahashi
Kawasaki disease (KD), which is the leading cause of pediatric heart disease, is characterized by coronary vasculitis and subsequent aneurysm formation. Although intravenous immunoglobulin therapy is effective for reducing aneurysm formation, a certain number of patients are resistant to this therapy. Because interleukin-10 (IL-10) was identified as a negative regulator of cardiac inflammation in a murine model of KD induced by Candida albicans water-soluble fraction (CAWS), we investigated the effect of IL-10 supplementation in CAWS-induced vasculitis...
May 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
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