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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107529/complement-activation-and-stat4-expression-are-associated-with-early-inflammation-in-diabetic-wounds
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Kenji M Cunnion, Neel K Krishna, Haree K Pallera, Angela Pineros-Fernandez, Magdielis Gregory Rivera, Pamela S Hair, Brittany P Lassiter, Ryan Huyck, Mary A Clements, Antoinette F Hood, George T Rodeheaver, Patrick S Cottler, Jerry L Nadler, Anca D Dobrian
: Diabetic non-healing wounds are a major clinical problem. The mechanisms leading to poor wound healing in diabetes are multifactorial but unresolved inflammation may be a major contributing factor. The complement system (CS) is the most potent inflammatory cascade in humans and contributes to poor wound healing in animal models. Signal transducer and activator of transcription 4 (STAT4) is a transcription factor expressed in immune and adipose cells and contributes to upregulation of some inflammatory chemokines and cytokines...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104608/prothrombin-loading-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-derived-exosomes-regulates-coagulation-and-calcification
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Alexander N Kapustin, Michael Schoppet, Leon J Schurgers, Joanne L Reynolds, Rosamund McNair, Alexander Heiss, Willi Jahnen-Dechent, Tilman M Hackeng, Georg Schlieper, Paul Harrison, Catherine M Shanahan
OBJECTIVE: The drug warfarin blocks carboxylation of vitamin K-dependent proteins and acts as an anticoagulant and an accelerant of vascular calcification. The calcification inhibitor MGP (matrix Gla [carboxyglutamic acid] protein), produced by vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs), is a key target of warfarin action in promoting calcification; however, it remains unclear whether proteins in the coagulation cascade also play a role in calcification. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Vascular calcification is initiated by exosomes, and proteomic analysis revealed that VSMC exosomes are loaded with Gla-containing coagulation factors: IX and X, PT (prothrombin), and proteins C and S...
January 19, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104305/cp39-cp75-and-cp91-are-major-structural-components-of-the-dictyostelium-centrosome-s-core-structure
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Irene Meyer, Tatjana Peter, Petros Batsios, Oliver Kuhnert, Anne Krüger-Genge, Carl Camurça, Ralph Gräf
The acentriolar Dictyostelium centrosome is a nucleus-associated body consisting of a core structure with three plaque-like layers, which are surrounded by a microtubule-nucleating corona. The core duplicates once per cell cycle at the G2/M transition, whereby its central layer disappears and the two outer layers form the mitotic spindle poles. Through proteomic analysis of isolated centrosomes, we have identified CP39 and CP75, two essential components of the core structure. Both proteins can be assigned to the central core layer as their centrosomal presence is correlated to the disappearance and reappearance of the central core layer in the course of centrosome duplication...
January 12, 2017: European Journal of Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28101584/myeloprotective-effects-of-c-type-natriuretic-peptide-on-cisplatin-induced-bone-marrow-granulocytopenia-in-mice
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Masahiro Zenitani, Takashi Nojiri, Toru Kimura, Hiroshi Hosoda, Koichi Miura, Jun Hino, Kengo Nakahata, Shuichiro Uehara, Mikiya Miyazato, Takaharu Oue, Hiroomi Okuyama, Kenji Kangawa
PURPOSE: Cisplatin is an effective chemotherapeutic agent used to treat a variety of malignant tumors. The major toxicity associated with cisplatin treatment is granulocytopenia. C-type natriuretic peptide (CNP), a member of the natriuretic peptide family, protects against toxicity in many organs, including the heart, blood vessels, lung, and kidney. The objective of this study was to investigate the myeloprotective effects of CNP in a mouse model of cisplatin-induced granulocytopenia...
January 18, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098441/ultrasmooth-perovskite-film-via-mixed-anti-solvent-strategy-with-improved-efficiency
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Yu Yu, Songwang Yang, Lei Lei, Qipeng Cao, Jun Shao, Sheng Zhang, Yan Liu
Most antisolvents employed in previous research were miscible with perovskite precursor solution. They always led to fast formation of perovskite even if the intermediate stage existed, which was not beneficial to obtain high quality perovskite films and made the formation process less controllable. In this work, a novel ethyl ether/n-hexane mixed antisolvent (MAS) was used to achieve high nucleation density and slow down the formation process of perovskite, producing films with improved orientation of grains and ultrasmooth surfaces...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097236/lung-vaso-occlusion-in-sickle-cell-disease-mediated-by-arteriolar-neutrophil-platelet-microemboli
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Margaret F Bennewitz, Maritza A Jimenez, Ravi Vats, Egemen Tutuncuoglu, Jude Jonassaint, Gregory J Kato, Mark T Gladwin, Prithu Sundd
In patients with sickle cell disease (SCD), the polymerization of intraerythrocytic hemoglobin S promotes downstream vaso-occlusive events in the microvasculature. While vaso-occlusion is known to occur in the lung, often in the context of systemic vaso-occlusive crisis and the acute chest syndrome, the pathophysiological mechanisms that incite lung injury are unknown. We used intravital microscopy of the lung in transgenic humanized SCD mice to monitor acute vaso-occlusive events following an acute dose of systemic lipopolysaccharide sufficient to trigger events in SCD but not control mice...
January 12, 2017: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096355/a-natural-product-inhibits-the-initiation-of-%C3%AE-synuclein-aggregation-and-suppresses-its-toxicity
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Michele Perni, Céline Galvagnion, Alexander Maltsev, Georg Meisl, Martin B D Müller, Pavan K Challa, Julius B Kirkegaard, Patrick Flagmeier, Samuel I A Cohen, Roberta Cascella, Serene W Chen, Ryan Limboker, Pietro Sormanni, Gabriella T Heller, Francesco A Aprile, Nunilo Cremades, Cristina Cecchi, Fabrizio Chiti, Ellen A A Nollen, Tuomas P J Knowles, Michele Vendruscolo, Adriaan Bax, Michael Zasloff, Christopher M Dobson
The self-assembly of α-synuclein is closely associated with Parkinson's disease and related syndromes. We show that squalamine, a natural product with known anticancer and antiviral activity, dramatically affects α-synuclein aggregation in vitro and in vivo. We elucidate the mechanism of action of squalamine by investigating its interaction with lipid vesicles, which are known to stimulate nucleation, and find that this compound displaces α-synuclein from the surfaces of such vesicles, thereby blocking the first steps in its aggregation process...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095473/the-asymmetric-cell-division-regulators-par3-scribble-and-pins-gpsm2-are-not-essential-for-erythroid-development-or-enucleation
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Christina B Wölwer, Nathan Gödde, Luke B Pase, Imogen A Elsum, Krystle Y B Lim, Faruk Sacirbegovic, Carl R Walkley, Sarah Ellis, Shigeo Ohno, Fumio Matsuzaki, Sarah M Russell, Patrick O Humbert
Erythroid enucleation is the process by which the future red blood cell disposes of its nucleus prior to entering the blood stream. This key event during red blood cell development has been likened to an asymmetric cell division (ACD), by which the enucleating erythroblast divides into two very different daughter cells of alternate molecular composition, a nucleated cell that will be removed by associated macrophages, and the reticulocyte that will mature to the definitive erythrocyte. Here we investigated gene expression of members of the Par, Scribble and Pins/Gpsm2 asymmetric cell division complexes in erythroid cells, and functionally tested their role in erythroid enucleation in vivo and ex vivo...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094373/conformational-dynamics-and-self-association-of-intrinsically-disordered-huntingtin-exon-1-in-cells
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Steffen Büning, Abhishek Sharma, Shivang Vachharajani, Estella Newcombe, Angelique Ormsby, Mimi Gao, David Gnutt, Tobias Vöpel, Danny M Hatters, Simon Ebbinghaus
Huntington's disease is caused by a CAG trinucleotide expansion mutation in the Huntingtin gene that leads to an artificially long polyglutamine sequence in the Huntingtin protein. A key feature of the disease is the intracellular aggregation of the Huntingtin exon 1 protein (Httex1) into micrometer sized inclusion bodies. The aggregation process of Httex1 has been extensively studied in vitro, however, the crucial early events of nucleation and aggregation in the cell remain elusive. Here, we studied the conformational dynamics and self-association of Httex1 by in-cell experiments using laser-induced temperature jumps and analytical ultracentrifugation...
January 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094318/hydrogen-reduction-of-molybdenum-oxide-at-room-temperature
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Andreas Borgschulte, Olga Sambalova, Renaud Delmelle, Sandra Jenatsch, Roland Hany, Frank Nüesch
The color changes in chemo- and photochromic MoO3 used in sensors and in organic photovoltaic (OPV) cells can be traced back to intercalated hydrogen atoms stemming either from gaseous hydrogen dissociated at catalytic surfaces or from photocatalytically split water. In applications, the reversibility of the process is of utmost importance, and deterioration of the layer functionality due to side reactions is a critical challenge. Using the membrane approach for high-pressure XPS, we are able to follow the hydrogen reduction of MoO3 thin films using atomic hydrogen in a water free environment...
January 17, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092935/alloying-strategy-in-cu-in-ga-se-quantum-dots-for-high-efficiency-quantum-dot-sensitized-solar-cells
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Wenxiang Peng, Jun Du, Zhenxiao Pan, Naoki Nakazawa, Jiankun Sun, Zhonglin Du, Gencai Shen, Juan Yu, Jin-Song Hu, Qing Shen, Xinhua Zhong
I-III-VI2 group "green" quantum dots (QDs) are attracting increasing attentions in photoelectronic conversion applications. Herein, based on the "simultaneous nucleation and growth" approach, Cu-In-Ga-Se (CIGSe) QDs with light harvesting range about 1000 nm were synthetized and used as sensitizer to construct quantum dot sensitized solar cells (QDSCs). Inductively coupled plasma-atomic emission spectrometry (ICP-AES), wild-angle X-ray diffraction (XRD) and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) analyses demonstrate that the Ga element was alloyed in the Cu-In-Se (CISe) host...
January 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092406/llfh1-mediated-interaction-between-actin-fringe-and-exocytic-vesicles-is-involved-in-pollen-tube-tip-growth
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Shanwei Li, Huaijian Dong, Weike Pei, Chaonan Liu, Sha Zhang, Tiantian Sun, Xiuhua Xue, Haiyun Ren
Pollen tube tip growth is an extreme form of polarized cell growth, which requires polarized exocytosis based on a dynamic actin cytoskeleton. However, the molecular basis for the connection between actin filaments and exocytic vesicles is unclear. Here, we identified a Lilium longiflorum pollen-specific formin (LlFH1) and found that it localized at the apical vesicles and plasma membrane (PM). Overexpression of LlFH1 induced excessive actin cables in the tube tip region, and downregulation of LlFH1 eliminated the actin fringe...
January 16, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091810/severe-lead-toxicosis-in-a-lionhead-rabbit
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Kristen M Walter, Karyn Bischoff, Ricardo de Matos
INTRODUCTION: Lead toxicosis occurs in veterinary patients, with few reports involving rabbits, and no previous reports using oral calcium disodium EDTA. CASE REPORT: A 7-year-old male castrated Lionhead rabbit presented to the Cornell University Hospital for Animals (CUHA) for evaluation after a 2-day history of lethargy and a 2-week history of hyporexia. The patient had been observed pulling paint from the walls of the home, a house built circa 1900, in the months prior to presentation...
January 13, 2017: Journal of Medical Toxicology: Official Journal of the American College of Medical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079317/human-umbilical-cord-blood-cd34-positive-cells-as-predictors-of-the-incidence-and-short-term-outcome-of-neonatal-hypoxic-ischemic-encephalopathy-a-pilot-study
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Sahar M A Hassanein, Mohamed Hassan Nasr Eldin, Hanaa A Amer, Adel E Abdelhamid, Moustafa El Houssinie, Abir Ibrahim
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neonatal hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE) is one of the leading causes of neurological handicap in developing countries. Human umbilical cord blood (hUCB) CD34-positive (CD34⁺) stem cells exhibit the potential for neural repair. We tested the hypothesis that hUCB CD34⁺ stem cells and other cell types [leukocytes and nucleated red blood cells (NRBCs)] that are up-regulated during the acute stage of perinatal asphyxia (PA) could play a role in the early prediction of the occurrence, severity, and mortality of HIE...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074286/regulation-of-microtubule-nucleation-mediated-by-%C3%AE-tubulin-complexes
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Vadym Sulimenko, Zuzana Hájková, Anastasiya Klebanovych, Pavel Dráber
The microtubule cytoskeleton is critically important for spatio-temporal organization of eukaryotic cells. The nucleation of new microtubules is typically restricted to microtubule organizing centers (MTOCs) and requires γ-tubulin that assembles into multisubunit complexes of various sizes. γ-Tubulin ring complexes (TuRCs) are efficient microtubule nucleators and are associated with large number of targeting, activating and modulating proteins. γ-Tubulin-dependent nucleation of microtubules occurs both from canonical MTOCs, such as spindle pole bodies and centrosomes, and additional sites such as Golgi apparatus, nuclear envelope, plasma membrane-associated sites, chromatin and surface of pre-existing microtubules...
January 10, 2017: Protoplasma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070996/distribution-and-differentiation-of-myeloid-derived-suppressor-cells-after-fluid-resuscitation-in-mice-with-hemorrhagic-shock
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Jiu-Kun Jiang, Wen Fang, Liang-Jie Hong, Yuan-Qiang Lu
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the distribution and differentiation of myeloid-derived suppressor cells (MDSCs) in hemorrhagic shock mice, which are resuscitated with normal saline (NS), hypertonic saline (HTS), and hydroxyethyl starch (HES). METHODS: BALB/c mice were randomly divided into control, NS, HTS, and HES resuscitation groups. Three subgroups (n=8) in each resuscitation group were marked as 2, 24, and 72 h. Flow cytometry was used to detect the MDSCs, monocytic MDSCs (M-MDSCs), and granulocytic/neutrophilic MDSCs (G-MDSCs) in peripheral blood nucleated cells (PBNCs), spleen single-cell suspension, and bone marrow nucleated cells (BMNCs)...
2017: Journal of Zhejiang University. Science. B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068324/role-of-akt2-in-regulation-of-metastasis-suppressor-1-expression-and-colorectal-cancer-metastasis
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E Agarwal, C M Robb, L M Smith, M G Brattain, J Wang, J D Black, S Chowdhury
Survival signaling is critical for the metastatic program of cancer cells. The current study investigated the role of Akt survival proteins in colorectal cancer (CRC) metastasis and explored potential mechanisms of Akt-mediated metastasis regulation. Using an orthotopic implantation model in mice, which uniquely recapitulates the entire multistep process of CRC metastasis, combined with an inducible system of short hairpin RNA-mediated Akt isoform knockdown in human CRC cells, our studies confirm a role of Akt2 in CRC cell dissemination to distant organs in vivo...
January 9, 2017: Oncogene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065857/downstream-regulatory-element-antagonist-modulator-a-target-for-anti-thrombotic-agents
#18
Jaehyung Cho
Circulating platelets participate in the process of numerous diseases including thrombosis, inflammation, and cancer. Thus, it is of great importance to understand the underlying mechanisms mediating platelet activation under disease conditions. Emerging evidence indicates that despite the lack of a nucleus, platelets possess molecules that are involved in gene transcription in nucleated cells. This review will summarize downstream regulatory element antagonist modulator (DREAM), a transcriptional repressor, and highlight recent findings suggesting its novel non-transcriptional role in hemostasis and thrombosis...
January 5, 2017: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064834/use-of-hyaluronidase-in-the-comparison-between-manual-and-automated-hematology-analysis-with-the-advia-120-to-improve-analysis-of-feline-body-cavity-effusions
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Sei Ming Lee, Kenneth Williamson, William Weir, Lisa Hulme-Moir, Hayley Haining
Classification of body cavity effusions is an important step in the investigation and diagnosis of disease in cats. Feline inflammatory effusions are often highly proteinaceous and viscous, which can cause clumping of white cells and subsequently inaccurate nucleated cell counts (NCCs) using automated and manual methods. Microscopic assessment of cellularity can also be difficult given the variable thickness of smears and cell clumping, which skews white cell distribution. The ADVIA 120 uses 2 white cell-counting channels, the basophil/lobularity (WBC/baso) and differential/peroxidase channels, which can provide quite different results in highly viscous feline samples and often disagree with smear assessment of cellularity...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060480/in-situ-assembly-of-ultrathin-ptrh-nanowires-to-graphene-nanosheets-as-highly-efficient-electrocatalysts-for-the-oxidation-of-ethanol
#20
Yi Shen, Bin Gong, Kaijun Xiao, Lei Wang
One-dimensional (1D) anisotropic platinum-based nanowires are promising electrocatalysts in polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cells owing to the inherent structural merits. Herein, we report an in situ growth of ultrathin PtRh nanowires (diameters of 2-3 nm) on graphene nanosheets via the oriented attachment pathway. Mechanistic studies reveal that graphene nanosheets play a critical role in the nucleation and growth of PtRh nanowires. The resulting hybrid of PtRh nanowire decorated graphene nanosheets shows outstanding activity and durability toward ethanol electro-oxidation...
January 19, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
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