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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223079/kaolinite-adsorption-regeneration-system-for-dyestuff-treatment-by-fenton-based-processes
#1
Emilio Rosales, Delia Anasie, Marta Pazos, Iuliana Lazar, M Angeles Sanromán
The regeneration and reuse of adsorbents is a subject of interest nowadays in order to reduce the pollution and the wastes generated in the adsorption wastewater treatment. In this work, the regeneration of the spent kaolinite by different advanced oxidation processes (Fenton, electro-Fenton and electrokinetic-Fenton) was evaluated. Initially, it was confirmed the ability of a low cost clayey material, kaolinite, for the adsorption of model dye such as Rhodamine B showing Freundlich isotherm fitting. Then, the regeneration and consequent degradation of the pollutant in the adsorbent by Fenton based processes was carried out...
December 6, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223037/a-microfabricated-platform-for-the-study-of-chondrogenesis-under-different-compressive-loads
#2
Reza Kowsari-Esfahan, Azadeh Jahanbakhsh, Mohammad Said Saidi, Shahin Bonakdar
Microfluidic devices are beneficial in miniaturizing and multiplexing various cellular assays in a single platform. Chondrogenesis is known to pertain to chemical, topographical, and mechanical cues in the microenvironment. Mechanical cues themselves have numerous parameters such as strain magnitude, frequency, and stimulation time. Effects of different strain magnitudes on the chondrogenic differentiation of adult stem cells have not been explored thoroughly. Here, a new multilayer microdevice is presented for the unidirectional compressive stimulation of cells in a three-dimensional cell culture...
December 5, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223023/live-cell-imaging-reveals-different-modes-of-cytotoxic-action-of-extracts-derived-from-commonly-used-luting-cements
#3
Rita Trumpaitė-Vanagienė, Alina Čebatariūnienė, Virginijus Tunaitis, Alina Pūrienė, Augustas Pivoriūnas
OBJECTIVE: To compare cytotoxicity of extracts derived from commonly used luting cements: Hoffmann's Zinc Phosphate (ZPC), GC Fuji Plus Resin Modified Glass Ionomer (RMGIC) and 3M ESPE RelyX Unicem Resin Cement (RC) on primary human gingival fibroblasts (HGFs). DESIGN: HGFs were exposed to different concentrations of the ZPC, RMGIC and RC extracts. The cytotoxicity was assessed with the PrestoBlue Cell Viability Reagent and viable cells were counted by a haemocytometer using the trypan blue exclusion test...
November 27, 2017: Archives of Oral Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29223003/steroidogenic-factor-1-inverse-agonists-as-a-treatment-option-for-canine-hypercortisolism-in%C3%A2-vitro-study
#4
K Sanders, J A Mol, A Slob, H S Kooistra, S Galac
Hypercortisolism is one of the most commonly diagnosed endocrinopathies in dogs, and new targeted medical treatment options are desirable. Steroidogenic factor-1 (SF-1), an orphan nuclear hormone receptor, is a key regulator of adrenal steroidogenesis, development, and growth. In pituitary-dependent hypercortisolism (PDH), high plasma ACTH concentrations increase the transcriptional activity of SF-1. In adrenal-dependent hypercortisolism, SF-1 expression is significantly greater in dogs with recurrence after adrenalectomy than in those without recurrence...
November 21, 2017: Domestic Animal Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222861/zero-fluoroscopy-permanent-pacemaker-implantation-using-ensite-navx-system-clinical-viability-or-fanciful-technique
#5
Ping Guo, Jie Qiu, Yan Wang, Guangzhi Chen, Riccardo Proietti, Al-Selmi Fadhle, Chunxia Zhao, Dao Wen Wang
BACKGROUND: Fluoroscopy is the imaging modality routinely used for cardiac device implantation and electrophysiological procedures. Due to the rising concern regarding the harmful effects of radiation exposure to both the patients and operation staffs, novel 3D mapping systems have been developed and implemented in electrophysiological procedure for the navigation of catheters inside the heart chambers. Their applicability in cardiac device implantation has been rarely reported. Our aim is to evaluate the feasibility and safety of permanent pacemaker implantation without fluoroscopy...
December 9, 2017: Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology: PACE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222841/evaluation-of-an-ovary-on-a-chip-in-large-mammalian-models-species-specificity-and-influence-of-follicle-isolation-status
#6
J Nagashima, R El Assal, N Songsasen, U Demirci
The ability to grow oocytes from immature ovarian follicles in vitro has significant potential for fertility preservation; yet, it has proved challenging in large mammalian species due to the complex metabolic needs and long-term culture requirements. Currently, follicular incubations are based on a 'static' system with manual exchange of medium. Despite the numerous advantages of conventional culturing approaches, recapitulating the native microenvironment and supporting the survival of ovarian follicles still represent challenges...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222800/primary-motor-neuron-culture-to-promote-cellular-viability-and-myelination
#7
Jun-Kyo Francis Suh, Sujin Hyung
A culture system that can recapitulate myelination in vitro will not only help us to better understand the mechanism of myelination and demyelination but also identify possible therapeutic interventions for treating demyelinating diseases. Here, we introduce a simple and reproducible myelination culture system using mouse motor neurons (MNs) and Schwann cells (SCs). Dissociated motor neurons are plated on a feeder layer of SCs, which interact with and wrap around the axons of MNs as they differentiate in culture...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222760/computational-prediction-of-synthetic-lethals-in-genome-scale-metabolic-models-using-fast-sl
#8
Karthik Raman, Aditya Pratapa, Omkar Mohite, Shankar Balachandran
In this chapter, we describe Fast-SL, an in silico approach to predict synthetic lethals in genome-scale metabolic models. Synthetic lethals are sets of genes or reactions where only the simultaneous removal of all genes or reactions in the set abolishes growth of an organism. In silico approaches to predict synthetic lethals are based on Flux Balance Analysis (FBA), a popular constraint-based analysis method based on linear programming. FBA has been shown to accurately predict the viability of various genome-scale metabolic models...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222746/cadmium-favors-f-actin-depolymerization-in-rat-renal-mesangial-cells-by-site-specific-disulfide-based-dimerization-of-the-cap1-protein
#9
Ying Liu, Weiqun Xiao, Manasi Shinde, Jeffrey Field, Douglas M Templeton
Cadmium is a toxic metal that produces oxidative stress and has been shown to disrupt the actin cytoskeleton in rat renal mesangial cells (RMC). In a survey of proteins that might undergo Cd2+-dependent disulfide crosslinking, we identified the adenylyl cyclase-associated protein, CAP1, as undergoing a dimerization in response to Cd2+ (5-40 µM) that was sensitive to disulfide reducing agents, was reproduced by the disulfide crosslinking agent diamide, and was shown by site-directed mutagenesis to involve the Cys29 residue of the protein...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222657/protective-effects-of-fucoxanthin-and-fucoxanthinol-against-tributyltin-induced-oxidative-stress-in-hepg2-cells
#10
Jie Zeng, Yiping Zhang, Jinpeng Ruan, Zhenggang Yang, Chonggang Wang, Zhuan Hong, Zhenghong Zuo
Tributyltin (TBT) is a biocide extremely toxic to a wide range of organisms, which has been used for decades for industrial purposes. Fucoxanthin is a natural carotenoid that is isolated from seaweed, and fucoxanthinol is a major primary metabolite of fucoxanthin. Although fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol have been reported to possess anti-oxidant activities in vitro, little is known as to whether they protect against TBT-induced oxidative stress in cultured cells. In the present study, the protective effect of fucoxanthin and fucoxanthinol against oxidative stress induced by TBT was investigated...
December 8, 2017: Environmental Science and Pollution Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222615/knockdown-expression-of-il-10r%C3%AE-gene-inhibits-prrsv-replication-and-elevates-immune-responses-in-pbmcs-of-tibetan-pig-in-vitro
#11
Yihui Chen, Ye Wang, Kai Zeng, Yun-Feng Lei, Xiao-Hui Chen, San-Cheng Ying, Xue-Bin Lv, Zezhou Wang, Rong Gao
Increase of interleukin-10 (IL-10) induced by Porcine Reproductive and Respiratory Syndrome Virus (PRRSV) infection has been intensely studied to inhibit the anti-viral responses of host pigs. Blockade of expression of IL-10 receptor (IL-10R) by RNA interference (RNAi) may relieve the immunosuppression caused by excessive IL-10 in PRRSV infection. The recombinant short hairpin expressing plasmid targeted to pig IL-10Rα was transfected into peripheral blood mononuclear cells of Tibetan pig (Tp-PBMCs) prior to PRRSV inoculation, then the replication of PRRSV and immune responses in Tp-PBMCs were evaluated...
December 8, 2017: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222406/dna-methylation-mediated-silencing-of-regenerating-protein-1-alpha-reg1a-affects-gastric-cancer-prognosis
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Yan-Song Qiu, Guang-Jun Liao, Ning-Ning Jiang
BACKGROUND Gastric cancer (GC) is one of the most common cause of cancer-related deaths. The clinical trials still lack the effective methods to treat or monitor the disease progression. In this research, the biological function and the underlying molecular mechanism of regenerating protein 1 alpha (REG1A) in GC were investigated. MATERIAL AND METHODS Gene expression omnibus (GEO), KMplot datasets and GC tissue microarray (n=164) were used to analyze the expression of REG1A and related patient prognoses in GC...
December 9, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222327/mitochondrially-produced-atp-affects-stem-cell-pluripotency-via-actl6a-mediated-histone-acetylation
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Ying Zhang, Peng Cui, Yuhuan Li, Guihai Feng, Man Tong, Lu Guo, Tianda Li, Lei Liu, Wei Li, Qi Zhou
ATP is mainly generated by glycolysis in pluripotent stem cells (PSCs) and is consumed to maintain cell viability. Differences in mitochondrial activity among induced (i)PSCs with different degrees of pluripotency are poorly understood. In this study, by comparing gene expression and mitochondrial activity among iPSCs with different degrees of pluripotency, we found that mitochondrial complex I gene expression, complex I activity, and cellular ATP levels were much higher in fully pluripotent stem cell lines than in partially pluripotent stem cell lines...
December 8, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222067/role-of-extracellular-vesicles-in-glioma-progression
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Claudia Quezada, Ángelo Torres, Ignacio Niechi, Daniel Uribe, Susana Contreras Duarte, Fernando Toledo, Rody San Martín, Jaime Gutiérrez, Luis Sobrevia
The role of extracellular vesicles in cancer biology has emerged as a focus of the study of great importance and has been shown to directly influence tumour development in several cancers including brain tumours, such as gliomas. Gliomas are the most aggressive brain tumours, and in the last time, a considerable effort has been made to understand their biology. Studies focus in the signalling pathways involved in the processes of angiogenesis, viability, drug resistance and immune response evasion, as well as gliomas ability to infiltrate healthy tissue, a phenomenon regulated by the migratory and invasive capacity of the cells within a tumour...
December 5, 2017: Molecular Aspects of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222055/autophagy-plays-a-protective-role-in-mn-induced-toxicity-in-pc12-cells
#15
Qian Zhou, Xiaolong Fu, Xueting Wang, Qin Wu, Yuanfu Lu, Jingshan Shi, James E Klaunig, Shaoyu Zhou
Excessive environmental or occupational exposure to manganese (Mn) is associated with increased risk of neuron degenerative disorders. Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction are the main mechanisms of Mn mediated neurotoxicity. Selective removal of damaged mitochondria by autophagy has been proposed as a protective mechanism against neuronal toxicant-induced neurotoxicity. Whether autophagic flux plays a role in Mn-induced cytotoxicity remains to be fully elucidated. The present study was designed to investigate the effect of Mn exposure on autophagy, and how modulation of autophagic flux alters the sensitivities of cells to Mn-elicited cytotoxicity...
December 5, 2017: Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222052/in-vitro-co-culture-models-to-evaluate-acute-cytotoxicity-of-individual-and-combined-mycotoxin-exposures-on-caco-2-thp-1-and-heparg-human-cell-lines
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Marie-Caroline Smith, Alexiane Gheux, Monika Coton, Stéphanie Madec, Nolwenn Hymery, Emmanuel Coton
Deoxynivalenol (DON) and zearalenone (ZEA) are mycotoxins primarily produced by Fusarium species and commonly co-occur in European grains. Some in vitro studies reported synergistic combined effects on cell viability reduction for these two natural food contaminants. However, most of these studies were carried out on conventional cell culture systems involving only one cell type and thus, did not accurately reflect in vivo conditions, including cell-cell communication. In this context, we developed easy bi- and tri-culture systems using the Caco-2 (intestinal epithelial cells), THP-1 (monocytes) and HepaRG (hepatocytes) human cell lines...
December 5, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222016/the-toxin-bjussulaao-ii-induces-oxidative-stress-and-dna-damage-upregulates-the-inflammatory-cytokine-genes-tnf-and-il6-and-downregulates-the-apoptotic-related-genes-bax-bcl2-and-rela-in-human-caco-2-cells
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A R T Machado, A F Aissa, D L Ribeiro, L C Hernandes, C S Machado, M L P Bianchi, S V Sampaio, L M G Antunes
Colorectal carcinoma is one of the most common cancers in adults. As chemotherapy, the first-choice treatment for colorectal carcinoma, is often infeasible due to acquired tumor resistance and several adverse effects. It is important to discover and explore new molecules with better therapeutic action. Snake venom toxins have shown promising results with high cytotoxicity against tumor cells, but their mechanisms of action remain unclear. Here we examined how BjussuLAAO-II, an L-amino acid oxidase isolated from Bothrops jararacussu snake venom, exerts cytotoxicity towards colorectal adenocarcinoma human cells (Caco-2) and in human umbilical vein endothelial cell line (HUVEC)...
December 5, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221985/hotair-mediated-reciprocal-regulation-of-ezh2-and-dnmt1-contribute-to-polyphyllin-i-inhibited-growth-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#18
SongTao Xiang, PeiLiang Zou, Qing Tang, Fang Zheng, JingJing Wu, ZhiQiang Chen, Swei Sunny Hann
BACKGROUND: Polyphyllin I (PPI), one of the steroidal saponins in paris polyphylla, has been reported to exhibit antitumor effects. However, the detailed molecular mechanism underlying this has not been elucidated. METHODS: Cell viability and cell cycle distribution were measured using 3-(4, 5-dimethylthiazol-2-yl)-2, 5-diphenyltetrazolium bromide (MTT) and Flow cytometry assays, respectively. Cell invasion and migration were examined by Transwell invasion and wound healing assays...
December 5, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221949/anti-cancer-activity-of-a-new-dihydropyridine-derivative-vdie-2n-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#19
Renata Nishida Goto, Lays Martin Sobral, Lucas Oliveira Sousa, Cristiana Bernadelli Garcia, Norberto Peporine Lopes, Javier Marín-Prida, Estael Ochoa-Rodríguez, Yamila Verdecia-Reyes, Gilberto Lázaro Pardo-Andreu, Carlos Curti, Andréia Machado Leopoldino
This study aims to examine the effects of a new 1,4-dihydropyridine derivative, VdiE-2N, on cell signaling pathways and mitochondrial events in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) cells, and on a mice model of xenograft tumor growth/cell proliferation. Four HNSCC cell lines (HN13, HN12, HN6, and CAL27), HEK293 cells (human embryonic kidney 293 cells), and human oral healthy mucosa fibroblasts (OHMF) were used for in vitro assessment of cell viability (resazurin assay) and invasion capacity (modified Boyden chamber assay), and mitochondrial membrane potential (JC-1 fluorescence assay), morphology (transmission electron microscopy), and number of mitochondria (MitoTracker® imaging)...
December 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29221924/unraveling-co-translational-protein-folding-concepts-and-methods
#20
REVIEW
Anton A Komar
Advances in techniques such as nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, cryo-electron microscopy, and single-molecule and time-resolved fluorescent approaches are transforming our ability to study co-translational protein folding both in vivo in living cells and in vitro in reconstituted cell-free translation systems. These approaches provide comprehensive information on the spatial organization and dynamics of nascent polypeptide chains and the kinetics of co-translational protein folding. This information has led to an improved understanding of the process of protein folding in living cells and should allow remaining key questions in the field, such as what structures are formed within nascent chains during protein synthesis and when, to be answered...
December 5, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
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