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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792166/the-pdgfr%C3%AE-erk1-2-pathway-regulates-cdcp1-expression-in-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Luca Forte, Federica Turdo, Cristina Ghirelli, Piera Aiello, Patrizia Casalini, Marilena Valeria Iorio, Elvira D'Ippolito, Patrizia Gasparini, Roberto Agresti, Beatrice Belmonte, Gabriella Sozzi, Lucia Sfondrini, Elda Tagliabue, Manuela Campiglio, Francesca Bianchi
BACKGROUND: CDCP1, a transmembrane protein with tumor pro-metastatic activity, was recently identified as a prognostic marker in TNBC, the most aggressive breast cancer subtype still lacking an effective molecular targeted therapy. The mechanisms driving CDCP1 over-expression are not fully understood, although several stimuli derived from tumor microenvironment, such as factors present in Wound Healing Fluids (WHFs), reportedly increase CDCP1 levels. METHODS: The expression of CDCP1, PDGFRβ and ERK1/2cell was tested by Western blot after stimulation of MDA-MB-231 cells with PDGF-BB and, similarly, in presence or not of ERK1/2 inhibitor in a panel of TNBC cell lines...
May 23, 2018: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791873/rhoa-rock-signaling-regulates-smooth-muscle-phenotypic-modulation-and-vascular-remodeling-via-the-jnk-pathway-and-vimentin-cytoskeleton
#2
Lian Tang, Fan Dai, Yan Liu, Xiaoqiang Yu, Chao Huang, Yuqin Wang, Wenjuan Yao
The RhoA/ROCK signaling pathway regulates cell morphology, adhesion, proliferation, and migration. In this study, we investigated the regulatory role of RhoA/ROCK signaling on PDGF-BB-mediated smooth muscle phenotypic modulation and vascular remodeling and clarified the molecular mechanisms behind these effects. PDGF-BB treatment induced the activation of RhoA, ROCK, PDGF-Rβ, and the expression of PDGF-Rβ in HA-VSMCs (human aortic vascular smooth muscle cells). PDGF-Rβ inhibition and RhoA suppression blocked PDGF-BB-induced RhoA activation and ROCK induction...
May 20, 2018: Pharmacological Research: the Official Journal of the Italian Pharmacological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789896/an-offline-technique-to-evaluate-residual-motion-of-the-diaphragm-during-deep-inspiratory-breath-hold-from-cone-beam-ct-datasets
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Manuel Blessing, Julian Hofmann, Lena Vogel, Judit Boda-Heggemann, Frank Lohr, Frederik Wenz, Florian Stieler, Anna Simeonova-Chergou
PURPOSE: In radiation therapy, the computer-assisted deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique is one approach to deal with respiratory motion of tumors in the lung, liver, or upper abdomen. However, inter- and intra-breath-hold deviations from an optimal static tumor position might occur. A novel method is presented to noninvasively measure the diaphragm position and thus estimate its residual deviation (as surrogate for the tumor position) based on cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) projection data using active breathing control during acquisition...
May 22, 2018: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789684/dipeptidyl-peptidase-iv-dpp-4-inhibition-alleviates-pulmonary-arterial-remodeling-in-experimental-pulmonary-hypertension
#4
Jian Xu, Jingjing Wang, Mengyu He, Honghao Han, Weiping Xie, Hong Wang, Hui Kong
Dipeptidyl peptidase IV (DPP-4) is well known for its role in glucose homeostasis, and DPP-4 inhibitor (DPP-4i) exhibits multiple actions in cardiovascular diseases. However, the effect of DPP-4i on pulmonary hypertension (PH) remains unclear. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the effect of DPP-4i on pulmonary arterial remodeling in rats with PH and the potential underlying mechanisms. Our results show that DPP-4 was expressed in epithelial cells, endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, and inflammatory cells in lung...
May 22, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29787859/design-and-rationale-of-the-insyte-study-a-randomised-placebo-controlled-study-to-test-the-efficacy-of-a-synbiotic-on-liver-fat-disease-biomarkers-and-intestinal-microbiota-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
#5
Eleonora Scorletti, Paul R Afolabi, Elizabeth A Miles, Debbie E Smith, Amal Almehmadi, Albandri Alshathry, Helen E Moyses, Geraldine F Clough, Mark Wright, Janisha Patel, Laure Bindels, Nathalie M Delzenne, Philip C Calder, Christopher D Byrne
BACKGROUND: Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) represents a spectrum of fat-related conditions ranging from simple fatty liver, to non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), fibrosis and cirrhosis. There is growing evidence that NAFLD is a multisystem disease, affecting several extra-hepatic organs and regulatory pathways. Furthermore, since the gut and liver are linked anatomically via the portal vein, disturbances of the gut microbiota (dysbiosis) can affect the liver. OBJECTIVES: In patients with NAFLD, we are testing the effects of a synbiotic which is the combination of a prebiotic (fructooligosaccharides; 4 g/day) and a probiotic (Bifidobacterium animalis subsp...
May 19, 2018: Contemporary Clinical Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29786039/role-of-soluble-st2-levels-and-beta-blockers-dosage-on-cardiovascular-events-of-patients-with-unselected-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction
#6
Wei-Ping Huang, Xuan Zheng, Lei He, Xi Su, Cheng-Wei Liu, Ming-Xiang Wu
Background: Serum soluble ST2 (sST2) levels are elevated early after acute myocardial infarction and are related to adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling and cardiovascular outcomes in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI). Beta-blockers (BB) have been shown to improve LV remodeling and survival. However, the relationship between sST2, final therapeutic BB dose, and cardiovascular outcomes in STEMI patients remains unknown. Methods: A total of 186 STEMI patients were enrolled at the Wuhan Asia Heart Hospital between January 2015 and June 2015...
June 5, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29782915/new-insights-into-the-natural-course-of-knee-osteoarthritis-early-regulation-of-cytokines-and-growth-factors-with-emphasis-on-sex-dependent-angiogenesis-and-tissue-remodeling-a-pilot-study
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Kalle Kisand, Ann Tamm, Mare Lintrop, Agu Tamm
OBJECTIVE: This study was conducted to identify cytokine profiles associated with radiographic phenotypes of knee osteoarthritis (rKOA) with a focus on early stage of the disease. METHODS: The pilot population study involved 60 middle-aged patients (mean age 50±7.3y.). Standardized weight-bearing anteroposterior and axial radiographs were used to assess rKOA severity in tibiofemoral (TFJ) of patellofemoral joint (PFJ) by grading system (grades 0-3). Luminex (xMAP® ) technology was used to simultaneously assess 60 biomarkers...
May 18, 2018: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29781405/changes-of-hippocampus-proteomic-profiles-after-blueberry-extracts-supplementation-in-app-ps1-transgenic-mice
#8
Hai-Qiang Li, Long Tan, Hong-Peng Yang, Wei Pang, Tong Xu, Yu-Gang Jiang
OBJECTIVE: To examine protein changes in the hippocampus of APP/PS1 transgenic mice after blueberry extracts (BB) intervention. METHODS: Eight APP/PS1 transgenic mice were randomly assigned to Alzheimer's disease (AD)+BB group (n=4) and AD+control group (n=4). After a 16-week treatment, 2-DE and MALDI-TOF-MS were used to compare the proteomic profiles of the hippocampus in the two groups and Western blot was used to confirm the important differentially expressed proteins...
May 21, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777903/sox9-is-increased-in-arterial-plaque-and-stenosis-associated-with-synthetic-phenotype-of-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-and-causes-alterations-in-extracellular-matrix-and-calcification
#9
Antje Augstein, Johannes Mierke, David M Poitz, Ruth H Strasser
Vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMC) exhibit a dual role in progression and maintenance of arteriosclerosis. They are fundamental for plaque stability but also can drive plaque progression. During pathogenic vascular remodeling, VSMC transdifferentiate into a phenotype with enhanced proliferation and migration. Moreover, they exert an increased capacity to generate extracellular matrix proteins. A special lineage of transdifferentiated VSMC expresses Sox9, a multi-functional transcription factor. The aim of the study was to examine the role of Sox9 in phenotypic alterations leading to arteriosclerosis...
May 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776820/mechanical-interaction-between-neighboring-muscles-in-human-upper-limb-evidence-for-epimuscular-myofascial-force-transmission-in-humans
#10
Yasuhide Yoshitake, Daiki Uchida, Kosuke Hirata, Dean L Mayfield, Hiroaki Kanehisa
To confirm the existence of epimuscular myofascial force transmission in humans, this study examined if manipulating joint angle to stretch the muscle can alter the shear modulus of a resting adjacent muscle, and whether there are regional differences in this response. The biceps brachii (BB: manipulated muscle) and the brachialis (BRA: resting adjacent muscle) were deemed suitable for this study because they are neighboring, yet have independent tendons that insert onto different bones. In order to manipulate the muscle length of BB only, the forearm was passively set at supination, neutral, and pronation positions...
June 6, 2018: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770799/heart-type-fatty-acid-binding-protein-h-fabp-as-a-biomarker-for-acute-myocardial-injury-and-long-term-post-ischemic-prognosis
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REVIEW
Xiao-Dong Ye, Yi He, Sheng Wang, Gordon T Wong, Michael G Irwin, Zhengyuan Xia
Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is a life-threatening event. Even with timely treatment, acute ischemic myocardial injury and ensuing ischemia reperfusion injury (IRI) can still be difficult issues to tackle. Apart from radiological and other auxiliary examinations, laboratory tests of applicable cardiac biomarkers are also necessary for early diagnosis and close monitoring of this disorder. Heart-type fatty acid binding protein (H-FABP), which mainly exists inside cardiomyocytes, has recently emerged as a potentially promising biomarker for myocardial injury...
May 17, 2018: Acta Pharmacologica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770411/diborane-heterolysis-breaking-and-making-b-b-bonds-at-magnesium
#12
Anne-Frédérique Pécharman, Michael S Hill, Mary F Mahon
Reaction of the dimeric β-diketiminato magnesium hydride [(BDI)MgH]2 (BDI = HC{(Me)CN-2,6-i-Pr2C6H3}2) with bis-pinacolatodiborane (B2pin2) resulted in B-O bond activation and formation of a magnesium complex of an unusual borylborohydride anion. In contrast, similar treatment of the mononuclear organomagnesium [{BDI}Mg(n-Bu)] with 4,4,4',4',6,6'-hexamethyl-2,2'-bi(1,3,2-dioxaborinane) (B2hex2) provided a B(sp2)-B(sp3) diborane anion, [(hex)BB(n-Bu)(hex)]-, with a constitution which is analogous to that formed in the previously reported reaction with bis(pinacolato)diboron (B2pin2)...
May 17, 2018: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768431/loss-of-htra1-serine-protease-induces-synthetic-modulation-of-aortic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells
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Muthi Ikawati, Masashi Kawaichi, Chio Oka
Homozygous mutations of human HTRA1 cause cerebral autosomal recessive arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (CARASIL). HtrA1-/- mice were examined for arterial abnormalities. Although their cerebral arteries were normal, the thoracic aorta was affected in HtrA1-/- mice. The number of vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) in the aorta was increased in HtrA1-/- mice of 40 weeks or younger, but decreased thereafter. The cross-sectional area of the aorta was increased in HtrA1-/- mice of 40 weeks or older...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29766002/influence-of-vitamin-d-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-on-response-to-pegylated-interferon-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-egyptian-patients
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Gomaa Mostafa-Hedeab, Dina Sabry, Ghada Mostafa Abdelaziz, Manal Ewaiss, Nagla Adli, Wael Fathy
Background: We explored the effect of vitamin D receptor gene ( VDR ) polymorphisms in response to PEG-IFN treatment in Egyptian chronic hepatitis B (CHB) patients. Methods: Two hundred hepatitis B virus (HBV) patients (42.3±10.7 years) on PEG-IFN α-2a (180 µg /kg for 48 weeks) and one hundred control subjects (37.3 ±12 years) were enrolled in the study. Vitamin D levels and hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAg) expression were assessed by ELISA. VDR polymorphisms FokI T>C (rs 10735810), BsmI A>G (rs 1544410), ApaI (rs7975253), and TaqI C>T (rs 731236), were genotyped using real-time PCR...
April 2018: Reports of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765808/induced-smectic-phase-in-binary-mixtures-of-twist-bend-nematogens
#15
Anamarija Knežević, Irena Dokli, Marin Sapunar, Suzana Šegota, Ute Baumeister, Andreja Lesac
The investigation of liquid crystal (LC) mixtures is of great interest in tailoring material properties for specific applications. The recent discovery of the twist-bend nematic phase (NTB ) has sparked great interest in the scientific community, not only from a fundamental viewpoint, but also due to its potential for innovative applications. Here we report on the unexpected phase behaviour of a binary mixture of twist-bend nematogens. A binary phase diagram for mixtures of imino-linked cyanobiphenyl (CBI) dimer and imino-linked benzoyloxy-benzylidene (BB) dimer shows two distinct domains...
2018: Beilstein Journal of Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29765446/inhibitory-effect-of-pdgf-bb-and-serum-stimulated-responses-in-vascular-smooth-muscle-cell-proliferation-by-hinokitiol-via-up-regulation-of-p21-and-p53
#16
Jiun-Yi Li, Chun-Ping Liu, Wei-Cheng Shiao, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Yi-Shin Li, Nen-Chung Chang, Shih-Yi Huang, Cheng-Ying Hsieh
Introduction: Vascular smooth muscle cell (VSMC) proliferation plays a major role in the progression of vascular diseases. In the present study, we established the efficacy and the mechanisms of action of hinokitiol, a tropolone derivative found in Chamaecyparis taiwanensis , Cupressaceae, in relation to platelet-derived growth factor-BB (PDGF-BB) and serum-dependent VSMC proliferation. Material and methods: Primary cultured rat VSMCs were pre-treated with hinokitiol and then stimulated by PDGF-BB (10 ng/ml) or serum (10% fetal bovine serum)...
April 2018: Archives of Medical Science: AMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29761930/multiple-phosphorylation-sites-on-%C3%AE-tubulin-are-essential-and-contribute-to-the-biogenesis-of-basal-bodies-in-tetrahymena
#17
Ewa Joachimiak, Maria Jerka-Dziadosz, Łucja Krzemień-Ojak, Ewa Wacławek, Katarzyna Jedynak, Paulina Urbanska, Wojciech Brutkowski, Hanna Sas-Nowosielska, Hanna Fabczak, Jacek Gaertig, Dorota Wloga
The mechanisms that regulate γ-tubulin, including its post-translational modifications, are poorly understood. γ-Tubulin is important for the duplication of centrioles and structurally similar basal bodies (BBs), organelles which contain a ring of nine triplet microtubules. The ciliate Tetrahymena thermophila carries hundreds of cilia in a single cell and provides an excellent model to specifically address the role of γ-tubulin in the BBs assembly and maintenance. The genome of Tetrahymena contains a single γ-tubulin gene...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760303/mir-140-3p-is-involved-in-in-stent-restenosis-by-targeting-c-myb-and-bcl-2-in-peripheral-artery-disease
#18
Zheng-Rong Zhu, Qiong He, Wei-Bin Wu, Guang-Qi Chang, Chen Yao, Yang Zhao, Mian Wang, Shen-Ming Wang
AIM: In-Stent Restenosis (ISR) is the major reason for recurrent ischemia and amputation after endovascular treatment of Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD). Our previous study demonstrated that miR-140-3p is significantly down-regulated in PAD arteries. However, expression and function of miR-140-3p in ISR of human PAD are currently unclear. The aim of this study is to determine the miR-140-3p expression and its regulative role in ISR of PAD. METHODS: The RNA level was determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain Reaction (qRT-PCR) and in situ hybridization...
May 11, 2018: Journal of Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756562/perspectives-and-new-aspects-of-metalloproteinases-inhibitors-in-therapy-of-cns-disorders-from-chemistry-to-medicine
#19
Anna Boguszewska-Czubara, Barbara Budzynska, Krystyna Skalicka-Wozniak, Jacek Kurzepa
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) play a key role in remodelling of the extracellular matrix (ECM) and, at the same time, influence cell differentiation, migration, proliferation and survival. Their importance in variety of human diseases including cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary emphysema and fibrotic disorders has been known for many years but special attention should be paid on the role of MMPs in the central nervous system (CNS) disorders. Till now, there are not many well documented physiological MMP target proteins in the brain and only some pathological ones...
May 13, 2018: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29754040/synthetic-cannabinoid-bb-22-quchic-human-hepatocytes-metabolism-with-liquid-chromatography-high-resolution-mass-spectrometry-detection
#20
Jeremy Carlier, Xingxing Diao, Marilyn A Huestis
Clandestine laboratories continue producing new synthetic cannabinoids that mimic and magnify natural cannabinoids effects to circumvent drug scheduling legislation. New synthetic cannabinoids are highly potent and responsible for many acute intoxications and deaths. Characterization of metabolic pathways is critical to identify metabolite markers whose detection can prove intake. BB-22 is a new potent synthetic cannabinoid whose toxicological and metabolic properties are currently unavailable. Analytical methods require constant updating and are challenging due to extensive synthetic cannabinoid metabolism and low marker concentrations...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
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