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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680155/polarized-distribution-of-active-myosin-ii-regulates-directional-migration-of-cultured-olfactory-ensheathing-cells
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Cheng-Gen Zheng, Fan Zhang, Xiao-Mei Bao, Shi-Yang Wu, Peng Wang, Jia-Nan Zhou, Yuan Gao, Hong-Lin Teng, Ying Wang, Zhi-Hui Huang
Migration of olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) is critical for development of olfactory system and essential for neural regeneration after OEC transplantation into nerve injury site. However, the molecular mechanisms underlying the regulation of directional migration of OECs remain unclear. In this study, we found that in migrating OECs, phosphorylated myosin light chain (p-MLC, active myosin II) displayed a polarized distribution, with the leading front exhibiting higher than soma and trailing process. Over-expression of GFP-MLC significantly reduced OEC migration...
July 5, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648599/2-3-butandione-2-monoxime-inhibits-skeletal-myosin-ii-by-accelerating-atp-cleavage
#2
Hideyuki Komatsu, Yuji Koseki, Takeshi Kanno, Shunsuke Aoki, Takao Kodama
2,3-Butandione 2-monoxime (BDM) is a widely used myosin inhibitor with an unclear mode of action. In this report, we investigated the mechanism of BDM oxime group nucleophilic reactivity on the phosphoester bond of ATP. BDM increased the ATPase activity of skeletal myosin subfragment 1 (S1) under conditions in which ATP cleavage is the rate-limiting step (K(+), EDTA-ATPase activity of native S1 and Mg(2+)-ATPase activity of trinitrophenylated S1 and partially unfolded S1). Furthermore, the effect of BDM on the S1-bound adenosine 5'-(β,γ-imido) triphosphate (AMPPNP) (31)P NMR spectrum suggests that BDM changes the microenvironment around the phosphorus atoms of myosin-bound nucleotide...
August 26, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605368/murine-short-axis-ventricular-heart-slices-for-electrophysiological-studies
#3
Gabriel Peinkofer, Juergen Hescheler, Marcel Halbach
Murine cardiomyocytes have been extensively used for in vitro studies of cardiac physiology and new therapeutic strategies. However, multicellular preparations of dissociated cardiomyocytes are not representative of the complex in vivo structure of cardiomyocytes, non-myocytes and extracellular matrix, which influences both mechanical and electrophysiological properties of the heart. Here we describe a technique to prepare viable ventricular slices of adult mouse hearts with a preserved in vivo like tissue structure, and demonstrate their suitability for electrophysiological recordings...
June 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28603807/bdm-mediated-regulation-of-flagellar-biogenesis-in-escherichia-coli-and-salmonella-enterica-serovar-typhimurium
#4
Jaejin Lee, Dae-Jun Kim, Ji-Hyun Yeom, Kangseok Lee
Synthesis of the flagellar apparatus in Escherichia coli is mediated via complex regulatory pathways. A previous study indicated that the protein encoded by the biofilm-dependent modulation (bdm) gene is linked closely with a regulatory pathway for flagellar assembly. However, the specific role of Bdm in flagellar biogenesis remains unknown. Herein, we showed that Bdm interacts with FlgM and inhibits its function as an anti-σ28 factor, which induces the transcription of flagellar late-class genes in E. coli...
September 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587452/genetic-toxicity-of-complex-mixtures-of-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons-evaluating-dose-additivity-in-a-transgenic-mouse-model
#5
Alexandra S Long, Christine L Lemieux, Rémi Gagné, Iain B Lambert, Paul A White
This study evaluates the risk assessment approach currently employed for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon (PAH)-contaminated media, wherein carcinogenic hazards are evaluated using a dose-addition model that employs potency equivalency factors (PEFs) for targeted carcinogenic PAHs. Here, MutaMouse mice were subchronically exposed to PAH mixtures (p.o.), and mutagenic potency (MP) values were determined for five tissues. Predicted dose-additive mixture MPs were generated by summing the products of the concentrations and MPs of the individual targeted PAHs; values were compared to the experimental MPs of the mixtures to evaluate dose-additivity...
June 26, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561902/safety-and-pharmacokinetics-of-bendamustine-rapid-infusion-formulation
#6
Eric M Cheung, William J Edenfield, Bassam Mattar, Stephen P Anthony, Peter J Mutch, Brian Chanas, Mark Smith, Adrian Hepner
Bendamustine hydrochloride (BDM) is approved in the United States to treat chronic lymphocytic leukemia and relapsed indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma. The first formulation marketed in the United States (original BDM) was a lyophilized product requiring reconstitution prior to dilution to the final admixture. A liquid formulation of BDM was subsequently introduced that did not require reconstitution before dilution. Both formulations are administered as a 500 mL admixture with a recommended infusion time of 30 or 60 minutes for chronic lymphocytic leukemia and indolent B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma, respectively...
May 31, 2017: Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470349/cadmium-compartmentalization-in-the-pulmonate-snail-lymnaea-stagnalis-improving-our-understanding-of-exposure
#7
Evelyn G Reátegui-Zirena, Amanda D French, David M Klein, Christopher J Salice
In ecotoxicology, analytical compartmentalization analysis can be used to better understand metal sequestration and detoxification. Metals are typically found in two main compartments, biologically detoxified metal (BDM) and metal sensitive fractions (MSF). The purpose of this study was to analyze the subcellular distribution of cadmium (Cd) in Lymnaea stagnalis. Adult snails were exposed to three concentrations of Cd for 56 days as part of a global ring test for L. stagnalis. At the end of the 56-day exposure, organisms were separated in two sections (viscera and foot)...
May 2017: Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437138/epidemiology-of-basil-downy-mildew
#8
Yigal Cohen, Yariv Ben-Naim, Lidan Falach, Evgenia Rubin
Basil downy mildew (BDM) caused by the oomycete Peronospora belbahrii is a destructive disease of sweet basil (Ocimum basilicum) worldwide. It has originated in Uganda in the 1930's and recently spread to Europe, Middle East, Americas and the Far East. Seed transmission may be responsible to its quick global spread. The pathogen attacks leaf blades, producing chlorotic lesions with ample dark asexual spores on the lower leaf surface. Oospores may occur in the mesophyll of infected leaves. The asexual spores germinate on a wet leaf surface within 2h and penetrate into the epidermis within 4h...
April 24, 2017: Phytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405178/utilizing-bd-max%C3%A2-enteric-bacterial-panel-to-detect-stool-pathogens-from-rectal-swabs
#9
Barbara DeBurger, Sarah Hanna, Eleanor A Powell, Cindi Ventrola, Joel E Mortensen
BACKGROUND: The BD MAX™ Enteric Bacterial Panel (BDM-EBP) is designed and FDA-cleared to detect Salmonella, Shigella, Campylobacter, and Shiga toxin genes stx1/2 from stool samples. However, rectal swabs, which are not FDA-cleared for clinical testing with the BDM-EBP, are common specimens received from pediatric patients for enteric pathogen testing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the ability of the BDM-EBP to detect stool pathogens from rectal swabs. METHODS: Routine cultures, Shiga toxin testing, and molecular testing with BDM-EBP were performed on 272 sequential rectal swabs collected from August 2015 to December 2015...
2017: BMC Clinical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274217/disruption-of-rcsb-by-a-duplicated-sequence-in-a-curli-producing-escherichia-coli-o157-h7-results-in-differential-gene-expression-in-relation-to-biofilm-formation-stress-responses-and-metabolism
#10
V K Sharma, D O Bayles, D P Alt, T Looft, B W Brunelle, J A Stasko
BACKGROUND: Escherichia coli O157:H7 (O157) strain 86-24, linked to a 1986 disease outbreak, displays curli- and biofilm-negative phenotypes that are correlated with the lack of Congo red (CR) binding and formation of white colonies (CR(-)) on a CR-containing medium. However, on a CR medium this strain produces red isolates (CR(+)) capable of producing curli fimbriae and biofilms. RESULTS: To identify genes controlling differential expression of curli fimbriae and biofilm formation, the RNA-Seq profile of a CR(+) isolate was compared to the CR(-) parental isolate...
March 8, 2017: BMC Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258869/comparative-skin-evaluation-after-split-thickness-skin%C3%A2-grafts-using-2-different-acellular-dermal-matrices%C3%A2-to-cover-composite-forearm-defects
#11
Myung Chul Lee, Yong Jun Jang, In Sik Yun, Dae Hyun Lew, Won Jai Lee
PURPOSE: The combination of acellular dermal matrix (ADM) and split-thickness skin graft (STSG) has been widely adopted to overcome functional and cosmetic limitations of conventional STSG. In this study, we evaluated the efficacy of this combination using 2 types of ADM: cadaveric acellular dermal matrix (CDM) and bovine acellular dermal matrix (BDM). METHODS: We recruited 72 patients undergoing autologous STSG to cover radial forearm free flap donor sites. They were included in 1 of 3 therapeutic groups: group 1, STSG using CDM (n = 29); group 2, STSG using BDM (n = 20); and group 3, STSG only (n = 23)...
February 28, 2017: Journal of Hand Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211615/targeting-of-crosstalk-between-tumor-and-tumor-microenvironment-by-%C3%AE-d-mannuronic-acid-m2000-in-murine-breast-cancer-model
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Fatemeh Hosseini, Hadi Hassannia, Ahmad Mahdian-Shakib, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Seyed Ehsan Enderami, Mohammadjavad Fattahi, Ali Anissian, Abbas Mirshafiey, Parviz Kokhaei
Metastasis is the main cause of death in breast cancer patients. Inflammatory processes following crosstalk between tumor cells and tumor microenvironment play an important role in progression and metastasis of cancer. Hence, targeting of these interactions may represent a novel promising strategy for breast cancer therapy. So, we investigated the effects of β-D mannuronic acid (BDM), a new antiinflammatory agent, on 4T1 breast cancer cell line both in vitro and in vivo. Proliferation assays revealed low-cytotoxic effect of BDM on 4T1 cells...
March 2017: Cancer Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159937/unidimensional-measurement-may-be-superior-to-assess-primary-tumor-response-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#13
Chuanben Chen, Xiurong Lin, Yuanji Xu, Penggang Bai, Youping Xiao, Yuhui Pan, Chao Li, Zhizhong Lin, Mingwei Zhang, Yunbin Chen
Application of current response evaluation criteria in solid tumors (RECIST 1.1) for assessment of irregularly shaped nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a gray area with much ambiguity. Our aim was to compare unidimensional measurements (UDM) and bidimensional measurements (BDM) on magnetic resonance images in alternative planes for measurement of tumor response after neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NACT) in patients with locally advanced NPC. 59 patients with untreated non-metastatic NPC were prospectively enrolled...
July 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158184/seeking-goldilocks-during-evolution-of-drug-resistance
#14
Gavin Sherlock, Dmitri A Petrov
Speciation can occur when a population is split and the resulting subpopulations evolve independently, accumulating mutations over time that make them incompatible with one another. It is thought that such incompatible mutations, known as Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller (BDM) incompatibilities, may arise when the two populations face different environments, which impose different selective pressures. However, a new study in PLOS Biology by Ono et al. finds that the first-step mutations selected in yeast populations evolving in parallel in the presence of the antifungal drug nystatin are frequently incompatible with one another...
February 2017: PLoS Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957304/life-expectancy-and-its-socioeconomic-determinants-in-iran
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Somayeh Delavari, Hamed Zandian, Satar Rezaei, Mehdi Moradinazar, Sajad Delavari, Ali Saber, Razieh Fallah
INTRODUCTION: Life expectancy at birth (LEB) is closely associated with the degree of economic and social development in developed and developing countries. This study aimed to examine the socioeconomic factors affecting LEB in Iran from 1985 to 2013. METHODS: Time series analysis was used to examine the effects of key explanatory factors (GDP per capita, number of doctors per 10,000 population, degree of urbanization, food availability, CO2 emission, total fertility rate, inflation rate, and literacy rate) on LEB in Iran from 1985 to 2013...
October 2016: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928922/function-of-myosin-during-entry-and-egress-of-equid-herpesvirus-type-1-in-primary-murine-neurons
#16
J Cymerys, A Słońska, J Skwarska, M W Bańbura
Equid herpesvirus type 1 (EHV-1) is a major pathogen of horses with a worldwide distribution, which can cause various clinical signs ranging from mild respiratory disease to neurological disorders. To initiate an effective infection, EHV-1 evolved a broad spectrum of mechanisms exploiting the host cell, including its actin filaments. An actin-myosin-driven transport has been described to precede cellular entry of different viruses. Therefore, in the present study we investigated the role of actin motor protein - myosin, during replication of two EHV-1 strains: Jan-E (wild-type EHV-1 strain isolated from aborted equine fetus) and Rac-H (attenuated strain highly adapted in cell cultures in vitro) in primary murine neurons...
2016: Acta Virologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796576/cardiac-inotropy-lusitropy-and-ca-2-handling-with-major-metabolic-substrates-in-rat-heart
#17
Zai Hao Zhao, Jae Boum Youm, Yue Wang, Jeong Hoon Lee, Jae Hwi Sung, Joon-Chul Kim, Sun Hee Woo, Chae Hun Leem, Sung Joon Kim, Lan Cui, Yin Hua Zhang
Fatty acid (FA)-dependent oxidation is the predominant process for energy supply in normal heart. Impaired FA metabolism and metabolic insufficiency underlie the failing of the myocardium. So far, FA metabolism in normal cardiac physiology and heart failure remains undetermined. Here, we evaluate the mechanisms of FA and major metabolic substrates (termed NF) on the contraction, relaxation, and Ca(2+) handling in rat left ventricular (LV) myocytes. Our results showed that NF significantly increased myocyte contraction and facilitated relaxation...
November 2016: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782117/detection-of-genetic-incompatibilities-in-non-model-systems-using-simple-genetic-markers-hybrid-breakdown-in-the-haplodiploid-spider-mite-tetranychus-evansi
#18
B Knegt, T Potter, N A Pearson, Y Sato, H Staudacher, B C J Schimmel, E T Kiers, M Egas
When two related species interbreed, their hybrid offspring frequently suffer from reduced fitness. The genetics of hybrid incompatibility are described by the Bateson-Dobzhansky-Muller (BDM) model, where fitness is reduced by epistatic interactions between alleles of heterospecific origin. Unfortunately, most empirical evidence for the BDM model comes from a few well-studied model organisms, restricting our genetic understanding of hybrid incompatibilities to limited taxa. These systems are predominantly diploid and incompatibility is often complete, which complicates the detection of recessive allelic interactions and excludes the possibility to study viable or intermediate stages...
April 2017: Heredity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27548493/effects-of-balsamodendron-mukul-gum-resin-extract-on-articular-cartilage-in-papain-induced-osteoarthritis
#19
Jayanand Manjhi, Maneesh Gupta, Anvesha Sinha, Beena Rawat, Durg V Rai
Context • Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most prevalent chronic diseases of the musculoskeleton, causing functional disability among older adults. Management of OA includes conventional pharmacological treatments consisting primarily of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), acetaminophen, physiotherapy, and surgical procedures. The medications are not ideal therapeutic agents; NSAIDs in particular can cause serious side effects. Objective • The study was conducted to investigate the effects of Balsamodendron mukul (BDM) gum resin extract on cartilage damage and microstructural changes in the subchondral bone of rats with papain-induced, osteoarthritic knee joints...
July 2016: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27514733/in-vitro-differentiation-potential-of-human-haematopoietic-cd34-cells-towards-pancreatic-%C3%AE-cells
#20
Manne Mudhu Sunitha, Lokanathan Srikanth, Pasupuleti Santhosh Kumar, Chodimella Chandrasekhar, Potukuchi Venkata Gurunadha Krishna Sarma
Haematopoietic stem cells (HSCs) possess multipotent ability to differentiate into various types of cells on providing appropriate niche. In the present study, the differentiating potential of human HSCs into β-cells of islets of langerhans was explored. Human HSCs were apheretically isolated from a donor and cultured. Phenotypic characterization of CD34 glycoprotein in the growing monolayer HSCs was confirmed by immunocytochemistry and flow cytometry techniques. HSCs were induced by selection with beta cell differentiating medium (BDM), which consists of epidermal growth factor (EGF), fibroblast growth factor (FGF), transferrin, Triiodo-l-Tyronine, nicotinamide and activin A...
October 2016: Cell Biology International
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