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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651181/antifouling-biocides-impairment-of-bivalve-immune-system-by-chlorothalonil
#1
Amanda da Silveira Guerreiro, Regina Coimbra Rola, Monique Tomazele Rovani, Simone Rutz da Costa, Juliana Zomer Sandrini
Marine ecosystems are subjected to a variety of contaminants. Antifouling paints, for example, have been extensively used to protect ship surfaces from marine biofouling, but their toxicity has generated great concern. Thus, we evaluated the effect of the biocide chlorothalonil on the immune system of Perna perna mussels. The mussels were exposed to 0 (control), 0.1μg/L and 10μg/L of chlorothalonil for up to 96h. After 24h and 96h of exposure, the following immune-related parameters were analyzed in the hemolymph of mussels: total hemocyte count, cell adhesion, phagocytic activity, level of reactive oxygen species, cell viability and comet assay...
June 16, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651180/does-a-short-term-exposure-to-atrazine-provoke-cellular-senescence-in-chlamydomonas-reinhardtii
#2
Marta Esperanza, Magali Houde, Marta Seoane, Ángeles Cid, Carmen Rioboo
The aim of this study was to investigate the impacts and modes of action of a chemical and nutrient deprivation on the cellular senescence process of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Several molecular and cellular parameters related to senescence phenomena were monitored in C. reinhardtii cells exposed for 24h to a sublethal concentration (0.25μM) of the herbicide atrazine and in unexposed 96h cells in an early stationary phase of growth. All endpoints showed the same pattern of response between treatments, except for the intracellular level of calcium, where a significant increase was observed in 24h-exposed cultures compared to 24h-log controls...
June 19, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651168/the-antioxidant-and-anti-inflammatory-properties-of-lycopene-in-mice-lungs-exposed-to-cigarette-smoke
#3
Keila Karine Duarte Campos, Glaucy Rodrigues Araújo, Thais Lourenço Martins, Ana Carla Balthar Bandeira, Guilherme de Paula Costa, André Talvani, Camila Carrião Machado Garcia, Laser Antônio Machado Oliveira, Daniela Caldeira Costa, Frank Silva Bezerra
Lycopene is a carotenoid with known antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. We aimed to evaluate the in vitro and in vivo effects of lycopene on reducing the redox imbalance and inflammation induced by cigarette smoke (CS). For the in vitro study, J774A.1 (macrophages) cells were incubated in the presence of 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 4.0, 8.0, 10.0 and 25 μM of lycopene for 3, 6 and 24 h or in the presence of 0.1%, 0.25%, 0.5%, 0.625%, 1.25%, 2.25%, 5% and 10% cigarette smoke extract (CSE) for 3, 6 and 24 h to assess cell viability and measurement of intracellular reactive oxygen species (ROS)...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650975/defective-glucocorticoid-receptor-signaling-and-keratinocyte-autonomous-defects-contribute-to-skin-phenotype-of-mouse-embryos-lacking-the-hsp90-co-chaperone-p23
#4
Marta Madon-Simon, Iwona Grad, Pilar Bayo, Paloma Pérez, Didier Picard
p23 is a small acidic protein with intrinsic molecular chaperone activity. It is best known as a co-chaperone of the major cytosolic molecular chaperone Hsp90. p23 binds the N-terminus of Hsp90 and stabilizes the ATP-bound and N-terminally closed Hsp90 dimer. It is in this configuration that many Hsp90 clients are most stably bound. Considering the important role of p23 in the Hsp90 cycle, it came as a surprise that it is not absolutely essential for viability in the budding yeast or for mouse development. Mice without p23 develop quite normally until birth and then all die perinatally because of immature lungs...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650960/phosphatidylserine-externalization-necroptotic-bodies-release-and-phagocytosis-during-necroptosis
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Sefi Zargarian, Inbar Shlomovitz, Ziv Erlich, Aria Hourizadeh, Yifat Ofir-Birin, Ben A Croker, Neta Regev-Rudzki, Liat Edry-Botzer, Motti Gerlic
Necroptosis is a regulated, nonapoptotic form of cell death initiated by receptor-interacting protein kinase-3 (RIPK3) and mixed lineage kinase domain-like (MLKL) proteins. It is considered to be a form of regulated necrosis, and, by lacking the "find me" and "eat me" signals that are a feature of apoptosis, necroptosis is considered to be inflammatory. One such "eat me" signal observed during apoptosis is the exposure of phosphatidylserine (PS) on the outer plasma membrane. Here, we demonstrate that necroptotic cells also expose PS after phosphorylated mixed lineage kinase-like (pMLKL) translocation to the membrane...
June 26, 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650862/the-potential-combinational-effect-of-mir-34a-with-celecoxib-in-osteosarcoma
#6
Xia Chen, Dan Peng, Yi Shen, Bo Liu, Hongkang Zhou, Huai Tao, Jufang Huang
Advanced osteosarcoma (OS) is usually treated by preoperative and postoperative chemotherapy, but there are a very limited number of active agents. Celecoxib (Cel) is a COX-2-selective nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug and its antitumoral effect has been shown widely in a variety of cancers including OS cells in vitro. However, the potential combinational effect of Cel with other biological therapy has not been reported in OS cells. In this study, the effects of Cel, miR-34a mimics, and their combination on cell proliferation (MTT assay), migration (in-vitro scratch assay), invasion (transwell assay), mRNA (real-time PCR), and protein (Western blot) expression of associated signal transductions were investigated in cultured MG63 cells...
June 23, 2017: Anti-cancer Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650663/overexpression-and-lowexpression-of-selenoprotein-s-impact-ochratoxin-a-induced-porcine-cytotoxicity-and-apoptosis-in-vitro
#7
Fang Gan, Zhihua Hu, Yajiao Zhou, Kehe Huang
Our previous study demonstrated that selenium could alleviate ochratoxin A (OTA)-induced nephrotoxicity in PK15 cells. Selenoprotein S (SelS) has antioxidant activities, but it is unclear whether SelS plays a role in the alleviating effects of selenium on OTA-induced nephrotoxicity. We previously have stably transfected pig pCDNA3.1-SelS to PK15 cells to over-express SelS. Here, we demonstrated that SelS overexpression alleviated OTA-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis as demonstrated by cell viabilities, LDH activities, Annexin V-bing, caspase 3 activities and apoptotic nuclei...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650662/glucose-restriction-combined-with-autophagy-inhibition-and-chemotherapy-in-hct-116-spheroids-decreases-cell-clonogenicity-and-viability-regulated-by-tumor-suppressor-genes
#8
Monica M Schroll, Gabriel J LaBonia, Katelyn R Ludwig, Amanda B Hummon
Drug resistance is a prevalent phenomenon that decreases the efficacy of cancer treatments and contributes to cancer progression and metastasis. Weakening drug resistant cancer cells prior to chemotherapy is a potential strategy to combat chemoresistance. One approach to damage resistant cancer cells is modulation of nutritional intake. The combination of nutrient restriction with targeted compound treatment results in pronounced molecular changes. This study provides valuable information about augmenting existing chemotherapeutic regimes with simultaneous glucose restriction and autophagy inhibition in colorectal cancer cells...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Proteome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650520/immature-midbrain-dopaminergic-neurons-derived-from-floor-plate-method-improve-cell-transplantation-therapy-efficacy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#9
Lifeng Qiu, Mei-Chih Liao, Allen K Chen, Shunhui Wei, Shaoping Xie, Shaul Reuveny, Zhi Dong Zhou, Walter Hunziker, Eng King Tan, Steve K W Oh, Li Zeng
Recent reports have indicated human embryonic stem cells-derived midbrain dopamine (mDA) neurons as proper cell resources for use in Parkinson's disease (PD) therapy. Nevertheless, no detailed and systematic study has been conducted to identify which differentiation stages of mDA cells are most suitable for transplantation in PD therapy. Here, we transplanted three types of mDA cells, DA progenitors (differentiated in vitro for 16 days [D16]), immature DA neurons (D25), and DA neurons (D35), into PD mice and found that all three types of cells showed high viability and strong neuronal differentiation in vivo...
June 26, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650379/tenofovir-induced-toxicity-in-renal-proximal-tubular-epithelial-cells-involvement-of-mitochondria
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Lara Milián, José E Peris, Patricia Gandía, Isabel Andújar, Luis Pallardó, Jose L Górriz, Ana Blas-García
OBJECTIVE: In vivo studies suggest that mitochondria is involved in tenofovir-induced renal toxicity, but the underlying mechanisms are still unclear. The aim of the present study was to assess the effects of tenofovir and its prodrug, tenofovir disoproxil fumarate, on mitochondrial function and cell survival/viability in a renal proximal tubular cell line. DESIGN AND METHODS: We evaluated parameters of cellular proliferation/survival (cell count, cell cycle, viability) and mitochondrial function (oxygen consumption, mitochondrial membrane potential, reactive oxygen species production) in NRK52E cells...
June 23, 2017: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649859/medical-authority-managerial-power-and-political-will-a-bourdieusian-analysis-of-antibiotics-in-the-hospital
#11
Emma Kirby, Alex Broom, Alexandra Gibson, Jennifer Broom, Trent Yarwood, Jeffrey Post
Antibiotic resistance poses a significant global threat, yet clinically inappropriate antibiotic use within hospitals continues despite the implementation of abatement strategies. Antibiotic use and the viability of existing antibiotic options now sit precariously at the nexus of political will, institutional governance and clinical priorities 'at the bedside'. Yet no study has hitherto explored the perspectives of managers, instead of focusing on clinicians. In this article, drawing on qualitative interviews with hospital managers, we explore accounts of responding to antimicrobial resistance, managing antibiotic governance and negotiating clinical and managerial priorities...
June 1, 2017: Health (London)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649747/synthesis-structure-and-biological-evaluation-of-a-platinum-carbazole-conjugate
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Young Cheun, Myong-Chul Koag, Youssef W Naguib, Hala Ouzon-Shubeita, Zhengrong Cui, Danaya Pakotiprapha, Seongmin Lee
Cisplatin resistance is caused, in part, by the efficient removal of the helix-distorting cisplatin 1,2-intrastrand crosslinks by nucleotide excision repair (NER) machinery. To make a platinum-DNA adduct that causes less helical distortion than the cisplatin 1,2-intrastrand adduct, we designed and synthesized a monofunctional platinum-carbazole conjugate (carbazoleplatin). The 2.5Å crystal structure of carbazoleplatin-DNA adduct revealed both the monoplatination of the N7 of a guanine (G) base and the intercalation into two G:C base pairs while causing a minor distortion of the DNA helix...
June 26, 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649712/cross-platform-compatibility-of-de-novo-aligned-snps-in-a-non-model-butterfly-genus
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Erin O Campbell, Corey S Davis, Julian R Dupuis, Kevin Muirhead, Felix A H Sperling
High-throughput sequencing methods for genotyping genome-wide markers are being rapidly adopted for phylogenetics of non-model organisms in conservation and biodiversity studies. However, the reproducibility of SNP genotyping and degree of marker overlap or compatibility between datasets from different methodologies have not been tested in non-model systems. Using double-digest restriction site associated DNA sequencing, we sequenced a common set of 22 specimens from the butterfly genus Speyeria on two different Illumina platforms, using two variations of library preparation...
June 26, 2017: Molecular Ecology Resources
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649706/improving-efficiency-of-viability-qpcr-for-selective-detection-of-infectious-hav-in-food-and-water-samples
#14
W Randazzo, Joaquín Piqueras, Jesús Rodríguez-Díaz, R Aznar, G Sánchez
AIM: To improve the efficacy of intercalating dyes to distinguishing between infectious and inactivated hepatitis A virus (HAV) in food. METHODS AND RESULTS: Different intercalating dyes were evaluated for the discrimination between infectious and thermally-inactivated HAV suspensions combining with the RT-qPCR proposed in the ISO 15216. Among them, PMAxx was the best dye in removing the RT-qPCR signal from inactivated HAV. Applied to lettuce and spinach, PMAxx-Triton pretreatment resulted in complete removal of the RT-qPCR signal from inactivated HAV...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649667/impact-of-protein-kinase-ck2-inhibitors-on-proliferation-and-differentiation-of-neural-stem-cells
#15
Melanie Bender, Lisa Schwind, David Grundmann, Monika Martin, Markus Klotz, Claudia Götz, Mathias Montenarh, Karl-Herbert Schäfer
BACKGROUND: Protein kinases play central roles in cell and tissue development. Protein kinase CK2, an ubiquitously expressed serine/threonine kinase has severe impacts on embryo- and spermatogenesis. Since its role in neurogenesis has so far only been investigated in very few studies, we analysed the role of CK2 in neural stem cells by using two specific inhibitors. METHODS: Neural stem cells were isolated from the subventricular zone of neonatal mice, using a neurosphere approach...
June 2017: Heliyon
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649371/recent-advances-in-microbial-fermentation-for-dairy-and-health
#16
REVIEW
Daragh Hill, Ivan Sugrue, Elke Arendt, Colin Hill, Catherine Stanton, R Paul Ross
Microbial fermentation has been used historically for the preservation of foods, the health benefits of which have since come to light. Early dairy fermentations depended on the spontaneous activity of the indigenous microbiota of the milk. Modern fermentations rely on defined starter cultures with desirable characteristics to ensure consistency and commercial viability. The selection of defined starters depends on specific phenotypes that benefit the product by guaranteeing shelf life and ensuring safety, texture, and flavour...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649325/influence-of-pollen-limitation-and-inbreeding-depression-in-the-maintenance-of-incomplete-dichogamy-in-salvia-elegans
#17
Víctor Rosas-Guerrero, Diego Hernández, Eduardo Cuevas
The widespread presence of incomplete dichogamy (i.e., partial separation in time between male and female phases) in flowering plants is a long-standing question in floral evolution. In this study, we proposed four scenarios in which depending on the particular combination of pollen limitation and inbreeding depression, the presence of complete dichogamy, incomplete dichogamy, or adichogamy may be favored. Moreover, we evaluated the role of pollen limitation and inbreeding depression in a natural population of Salvia elegans to test the validity of our predicted scenarios...
June 2017: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649223/pretreatment-with-sodium-phenylbutyrate-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-dj-1-protein
#18
Rui-Xin Yang, Jie Lei, Bo-Dong Wang, Da-Yun Feng, Lu Huang, Yu-Qian Li, Tao Li, Gang Zhu, Chen Li, Fang-Fang Lu, Tie-Jian Nie, Guo-Dong Gao, Li Gao
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction play critical roles in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. DJ-1 is an endogenous antioxidant that attenuates oxidative stress and maintains mitochondrial function, likely acting as a protector of I/R injury. In the present study, we explored the protective effect of a possible DJ-1 agonist, sodium phenylbutyrate (SPB), against I/R injury by protecting mitochondrial dysfunction via the upregulation of DJ-1 protein. Pretreatment with SPB upregulated the DJ-1 protein level and rescued the I/R injury-induced DJ-1 decrease about 50% both in vivo and in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649135/synthetic-lethality-and-cancer
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REVIEW
Nigel J O'Neil, Melanie L Bailey, Philip Hieter
A synthetic lethal interaction occurs between two genes when the perturbation of either gene alone is viable but the perturbation of both genes simultaneously results in the loss of viability. Key to exploiting synthetic lethality in cancer treatment are the identification and the mechanistic characterization of robust synthetic lethal genetic interactions. Advances in next-generation sequencing technologies are enabling the identification of hundreds of tumour-specific mutations and alterations in gene expression that could be targeted by a synthetic lethality approach...
June 26, 2017: Nature Reviews. Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648749/transcriptome-profiling-of-3d-co-cultured-cardiomyocytes-and-endothelial-cells-under-oxidative-stress-using-a-photocrosslinkable-hydrogel-system
#20
Xiaoshan Yue, Aylin Acun, Pinar Zorlutuna
Myocardial infarction (MI) is one of the most common among cardiovascular diseases. Endothelial cells (ECs) are considered to have protective effects on cardiomyocytes (CMs) under stress conditions such as MI; however, the paracrine CM-EC crosstalk and the resulting endogenous cellular responses that could contribute to this protective effect are not thoroughly investigated. Here we created biomimetic synthetic tissues containing CMs and human induced pluripotent stem cell (hiPSC)-derived ECs (iECs), which showed improved cell survival compared to single cultures under conditions mimicking the aftermath of MI, and performed high-throughput RNA-sequencing to identify target pathways that could govern CM-iEC crosstalk and the resulting improvement in cell viability...
June 22, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
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