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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352585/adjuvant-chemotherapy-improves-survival-in-patients-with-completely-resected-t3n0-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-invading-the-chest-wall
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Justin A Drake, Jennifer L Sullivan, Benny Weksler
OBJECTIVE: Adjuvant chemotherapy prolongs survival in patients with non-small cell lung cancer with N1 disease or tumors larger than 4 cm. Patients with T3N0 disease due to chest wall invasion often receive adjuvant chemotherapy because their disease is classified as stage II non-small cell lung cancer. This study evaluated whether chemotherapy improves survival after complete resection of T3N0 non-small cell lung cancer with invasion of the chest wall. METHODS: Patients who underwent complete resection of N0 non-small cell lung cancer with invasion of the chest wall were identified in the National Cancer Database...
December 19, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352570/the-nlrp3-inflammasome-and-the-emerging-role-of-colchicine-to-inhibit-atherosclerosis-associated-inflammation
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REVIEW
Gonzalo J Martínez, David S Celermajer, Sanjay Patel
Atherosclerosis is considered a chronic inflammatory disease of the arterial wall. Recently, compelling evidence has arisen for the role of monocytes and neutrophils and a particular protein complex that resides within these cells - the NLRP3 inflammasome - in atherosclerosis-associated inflammation. It is now also known that cholesterol crystals are present through all stages of atherosclerosis and can activate the NLRP3 inflammasome within these inflammatory cells to produce interleukin 1β and interleukin 18 - key mediators in the inflammatory cascade that drive plaque progression and instability...
December 25, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352230/histology-immunohistochemistry-and-in-situ-hybridization-reveal-overlooked-ebola-virus-target-tissues-in-the-ebola-virus-disease-guinea-pig-model
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Timothy K Cooper, Louis Huzella, Joshua C Johnson, Oscar Rojas, Sri Yellayi, Mei G Sun, Sina Bavari, Amanda Bonilla, Randy Hart, Peter B Jahrling, Jens H Kuhn, Xiankun Zeng
Survivors of Ebola virus infection may become subclinically infected, but whether animal models recapitulate this complication is unclear. Using histology in combination with immunohistochemistry and in situ hybridization in a retrospective review of a guinea pig confirmation-of-virulence study, we demonstrate for the first time Ebola virus infection in hepatic oval cells, the endocardium and stroma of the atrioventricular valves and chordae tendinae, satellite cells of peripheral ganglia, neurofibroblasts and Schwann cells of peripheral nerves and ganglia, smooth muscle cells of the uterine myometrium and vaginal wall, acini of the parotid salivary glands, thyroid follicular cells, adrenal medullary cells, pancreatic islet cells, endometrial glandular and surface epithelium, and the epithelium of the vagina, penis and, prepuce...
January 19, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351662/the-versatile-tanycyte-a-hypothalamic-integrator-of-reproduction-and-energy-metabolism
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Vincent Prevot, Bénédicte Dehouck, Ariane Sharif, Philippe Ciofi, Paolo Giacobini, Jerome Clasadonte
The fertility and survival of an individual rely on the ability of the periphery to promptly, effectively and reproducibly communicate with brain neural networks that control reproduction, food intake and energy homeostasis. Tanycytes, a specialized glial cell type lining the wall of the third ventricle in the median eminence of the hypothalamus, appear to act as the linchpin of these processes by dynamically controlling the secretion of neuropeptides into the portal vasculature by hypothalamic neurons and regulating blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid exchanges, both processes that depend on the ability of these cells to adapt their morphology to the physiological state of the individual...
January 17, 2018: Endocrine Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29351100/sudden-unexpected-death-from-unusually-large-primary-cardiac-b-cell-lymphoma
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Julius Tikka, Samuli Vaittinen, Lasse Pakanen, Philippe Lunetta
Primary cardiac lymphomas represent approximately 1% to 2% of primary cardiac neoplasms and 5% of malignant cardiac neoplasms. Here we present a case of sudden unexpected death of a middle-aged male resulting from an unusually large cardiac B-cell lymphoma. The neoplasm infiltrated the myocardium of the right atrium and ventricle and, to a lesser extent, the wall of the left atrium and pulmonary trunk. Extensive infiltration of the heart by the primary cardiac lymphoma, combined with the complete lack of symptoms, makes this case unusual...
January 18, 2018: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350898/identification-of-individual-bacterial-cells-through-the-intermolecular-interactions-with-peptide-functionalized-solid-state-pores
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Makusu Tsutsui, Masayoshi Tanaka, Takahiro Marui, Kazumichi Yokota, Takeshi Yoshida, Akihide Arima, Wataru Tonomura, Masateru Taniguchi, Takashi Washio, Mina Okochi, Tomoji Kawai
Bioinspired pore sensing for selective detection of flagellated bacteria was investigated. The Au micropore wall surface was modified with a synthetic peptide designed from toll-like receptor 5 (TLR5) to mimic the pathogen-recognition capability. We found that intermolecular interactions between the TLR5-derived recognition peptides and flagella induce ligand-specific perturbations in the translocation dynamics of Escherichia coli, which facilitated the discrimination between the wild-type and flagellin-deletion mutant (ΔfliC) by the resistive pulse patterns thereby demonstrating the sensing of bacteria at a single-cell level...
January 19, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350777/the-pathology-of-lumbosacral-lipomas-macroscopic-and-microscopic-disparity-have-implications-for-embryogenesis-and-mode-of-clinical-deterioration
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Victoria Jones, Victoria Wykes, Nicki Cohen, Dominic Thompson, Thomas S Jacques
AIMS: Lumbosacral lipomas (LSL) are congenital disorders of the terminal spinal cord region that have the potential to cause significant spinal cord dysfunction in children. They are of unknown embryogenesis with variable clinical presentation and natural history. It is unclear whether the spinal cord dysfunction reflects a primary developmental dysplasia or whether it occurs secondarily to mechanical traction (spinal cord tethering) with growth. Whilst different anatomical subtypes are recognised and classified according to radiological criteria, these subtypes correlate poorly with clinical prognosis...
January 19, 2018: Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350434/the-cystine-glutamate-exchanger-xct-slc7a11-is-expressed-in-significant-concentrations-in-a-subpopulation-of-astrocytes-in-the-mouse-brain
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Sigrid Ottestad-Hansen, Qiu Xiang Hu, Virgine Veronique Follin-Arbelet, Eduard Bentea, Hideyo Sato, Ann Massie, Yun Zhou, Niels Christian Danbolt
The cystine-glutamate exchanger (xCT) promotes glutathione synthesis by catalyzing cystine uptake and glutamate release. The released glutamate may modulate normal neural signaling and contribute to excitotoxicity in pathological situations. Uncertainty, however, remains as neither the expression levels nor the distribution of xCT have been unambiguously determined. In fact, xCT has been reported in astrocytes, neurons, oligodendrocytes and microglia, but most of the information derives from cell cultures. Here, we show by immunohistochemistry and by Western blotting that xCT is widely expressed in the central nervous system of both sexes...
January 19, 2018: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350355/the-biosorption-of-cadmium-and-cobalt-and-iron-ions-by-yeast-cryptococcus-humicola-at-nitrogen-starvation
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Tatiana Kulakovskaya, Lyubov Ryazanova, Anton Zvonarev, Galina Khokhlova, Vladimir Ostroumov, Mikhail Vainshtein
Yeasts Cryptococcus humicola accumulated cadmium, cobalt, and iron (~ 50, 17, and 4% of the content in the medium, respectively) from the medium containing glucose, phosphate, and 2 mmol/L of metal salts. The effects of metal absorption on the levels of orthophosphate (Pi) and inorganic polyphosphate (polyP) varied for the metals under study. The levels of Pi and polyP increased in the case of cadmium and cobalt, respectively. In the case of iron, no changes in the levels of Pi and polyP were observed. Multiple DAPI-stained polyP inclusions were observed in the cytoplasm of cadmium-containing cells...
January 19, 2018: Folia Microbiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350302/antifungal-mechanism-of-sodium-dehydroacetate-against-geotrichum-citri-aurantii
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Xu Tang, Qiuli Ouyang, Guoxing Jing, Xingfeng Shao, Nengguo Tao
This study investigated the potential anti-fungal mechanisms of sodium dehydroacetate (SD) against Geotrichum citri-aurantii. The results showed that the cell wall integrity of G. citri-aurantii was not affected, whereas the membrane permeability of G. citri-aurantii mycelia was visibly altered by SD. Dramatic morphological changes of the mycelia, such as loss of cytoplasm, plasmolysis, and dissolution of intracellular substances, were observed by scanning electron microscopy and transmission electron microscopy analyses, indicating that the mycelium is severely damaged by the SD treatment...
January 19, 2018: World Journal of Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350280/selective-precipitation-and-characterization-of-lignin-carbohydrate-complexes-lccs-from-eucalyptus
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Bao-Cheng Zhao, Ji-Dong Xu, Bo-Yang Chen, Xue-Fei Cao, Tong-Qi Yuan, Shuang-Fei Wang, Adam Charlton, Run-Cang Sun
Six types of lignin-carbohydrate complex (LCC) fractions were isolated from Eucalyptus. The acidic dioxane treatment applied significantly improved the yield of LCCs. The extraction conditions had a limited impact on the LCC structures and linkages. Characterization of the lignin-carbohydrate complex (LCC) structures and linkages promises to offer insight on plant cell wall chemistry. In this case, Eucalyptus LCCs were extracted by aqueous dioxane, and then precipitated sequentially by 70% ethanol, 100% ethanol, and acidic water (pH = 2)...
January 19, 2018: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350201/moth-eye-mimetic-cytocompatible-bactericidal-nanotopography-a-convergent-design
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Felipe Viela, Iván Navarro-Baena, Jaime J Hernández, Manuel R Osorio, Isabel Rodriguez
The rapid emergence of antibiotic resistant bacteria has prompted the need for radically different approaches to combat bacterial infections. Among these, bioinspired surface topographies have emerged as an effective sustainable strategy to deter bacterial infection. This study demonstrates the bactericidal activity and cytocompatibility of the moth eye mimetic topography produced by thermal polymer nanoimprinting. The moth eye topography was found to have bactericidal capabilities against Gram negative and Gram positive bacteria...
January 19, 2018: Bioinspiration & Biomimetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350075/characterization-of-the-proteome-and-lipidome-profiles-of-human-lung-cells-after-low-dose-and-chronic-exposure-to-multiwalled-carbon-nanotubes
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Santosh Phuyal, Mayes Kasem, Oskar Knittelfelder, Animesh Sharma, Davi de Miranda Fonseca, Vaineta Vebraite, Sergey Shaposhnikov, Geir Slupphaug, Vidar Skaug, Shanbeh Zienolddiny
The effects of long-term chronic exposure of human lung cells to multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNT) and their impact upon cellular proteins and lipids were investigated. Since the lung is the major target organ, an in vitro normal bronchial epithelial cell line model was used. Additionally, to better mimic exposure to manufactured nanomaterials at occupational settings, cells were continuously exposed to two non-toxic and low doses of a MWCNT for 13-weeks. MWCNT-treatment increased ROS levels in cells without increasing oxidative DNA damage and resulted in differential expression of multiple anti- and pro-apoptotic proteins...
January 19, 2018: Nanotoxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349568/class-iii-bacteriocin-helveticin-m-causes-sublethal-damage-on-target-cells-through-impairment-of-cell-wall-and-membrane
#14
Zhilan Sun, Xiaomeng Wang, Xinxiao Zhang, Haihong Wu, Ye Zou, Pengpeng Li, Chong Sun, Weimin Xu, Fang Liu, Daoying Wang
Helveticin-M, a novel Class III bacteriocin produced by Lactobacillus crispatus exhibited an antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus aureus, S. saprophyticus, and Enterobacter cloacae. To understand how Helveticin-M injured target cells, Helveticin-M was cloned and heterologously expressed in Escherichia coli. Subsequently, the cell wall organization and cell membrane integrity of target cells were determined. The mechanism of cellular damage differed according to bacterial species. Based on morphology analysis, Helveticin-M disrupted the cell wall of Gram-positive bacteria and disorganized the outer membrane of Gram-negative bacteria, therefore, altering surface structure...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Industrial Microbiology & Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349492/ganoderma-lucidum-phosphoglucomutase-is-required-for-hyphal-growth-polysaccharide-production-and-cell-wall-integrity
#15
Yanru Hu, Mengjiao Li, Shengli Wang, Sining Yue, Liang Shi, Ang Ren, Mingwen Zhao
Phosphoglucomutase (pgm) is an important enzyme in carbohydrate metabolism that is located at the branching point between glycolysis and the Leloir pathway. pgm catalyzes the reversible conversion reaction between glucose-6-phosphate (Glc-6-P) and glucose-1-phosphate (Glc-1-P). The glpgm gene was cloned in Escherichia coli, and the recombinant pgm protein from Ganoderma lucidum was purified in this study. The activity of native pgm was also detected to demonstrate that this predicted gene was functional in G...
January 18, 2018: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29349035/successful-treatment-of-a-patient-with-chyluria-due-to-lymphangioleiomyomatosis-using-sirolimus
#16
Takahiko Sakaue, Masaki Tominaga, Takashi Niizeki, Yoshiaki Zaizen, Ken Matsukuma, Masamichi Koganemaru, Tomoaki Hoshino, Takuji Torimura
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM) is a rare and progressive neoplastic disease of young woman, characterized by the proliferation of abnormal smooth muscle-like cells (LAM cells) in the lungs and axial lymphatics. A 44-year-old woman was referred to our hospital because pleural effusion was detected during a health checkup. She had chylothorax, chylous ascites, and chyluria, and her computed tomography scan showed a solid tumor in the pelvis. Surgical biopsy was performed; she was diagnosed as having LAM. We could not control the fluid collection and chyluria using standard medical treatments...
2018: Respiratory Medicine Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348804/lysine-analogue-of-polymyxin-b-as-a-significant-opportunity-for-photodynamic-antimicrobial-chemotherapy
#17
Florent Le Guern, Tan-Sothea Ouk, Catherine Ouk, Regis Vanderesse, Yves Champavier, Emilie Pinault, Vincent Sol
In order to highlight the potential of photodynamic antimicrobial chemotherapy in case of infections by antibiotic resistant-strains, a new antimicrobial peptide conjugate has been synthesized, consisting of a derivative of polymyxin B and a cationic porphyrin covalently attached together to a spacer. A polymyxin-derived moiety was subjected to a primary structural modification in the replacement of four diaminobutyrate residues with lysine ones. This modification was done in order to strongly reduce bactericidal activity, with the aim to eliminate the potential rise of polymyxin-resistant strains...
January 11, 2018: ACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348524/linearmycins-are-lytic-membrane-targeting-antibiotics
#18
Reed M Stubbendieck, Dakota J Brock, Jean-Philippe Pellois, Jason J Gill, Paul D Straight
The linearmycin family of polyketides was originally classified as antifungal metabolites. However, in addition to antifungal activity, we previously found that linearmycins cause cellular lysis and colony degradation of the Gram-positive bacterium Bacillus subtilis. We recently showed that Streptomyces sp. strain Mg1 incorporates linearmycins into extracellular vesicles, which are capable of lysing B. subtilis. However, the mechanism of linearmycin-induced lysis was hitherto unexplored. Therefore, we sought to determine how linearmycin-laden vesicles cause lysis...
January 18, 2018: Journal of Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348435/macrophage-sensing-of-single-walled-carbon-nanotubes-via-toll-like-receptors
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Sourav P Mukherjee, Olesja Bondarenko, Pekka Kohonen, Fernando T Andón, Táňa Brzicová, Isabel Gessner, Sanjay Mathur, Massimo Bottini, Paolo Calligari, Lorenzo Stella, Elena Kisin, Anna Shvedova, Reija Autio, Heli Salminen-Mankonen, Riitta Lahesmaa, Bengt Fadeel
Carbon-based nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have been shown to trigger inflammation. However, how these materials are 'sensed' by immune cells is not known. Here we compared the effects of two carbon-based nanomaterials, single-walled CNTs (SWCNTs) and graphene oxide (GO), on primary human monocyte-derived macrophages. Genome-wide transcriptomics assessment was performed at sub-cytotoxic doses. Pathway analysis of the microarray data revealed pronounced effects on chemokine-encoding genes in macrophages exposed to SWCNTs, but not in response to GO, and these results were validated by multiplex array-based cytokine and chemokine profiling...
January 18, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29348254/circulating-platelets-as-mediators-of-immunity-inflammation-and-thrombosis
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REVIEW
Milka Koupenova, Lauren Clancy, Heather A Corkrey, Jane E Freedman
Platelets, non-nucleated blood components first described over 130 years ago, are recognized as the primary cell regulating hemostasis and thrombosis. The vascular importance of platelets has been attributed to their essential role in thrombosis, mediating myocardial infarction, stroke, and venous thromboembolism. Increasing knowledge on the platelets' role in the vasculature has led to many advances in understanding not only how platelets interact with the vessel wall but also how they convey changes in the environment to other circulating cells...
January 19, 2018: Circulation Research
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