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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334632/capillary-electrophoresis-mass-spectrometry-for-targeted-and-untargeted-analysis-of-the-sub-5%C3%A2-kda-urine-metabolome-of-patients-with-prostate-or-bladder-cancer-a-feasibility-study
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Matthew S MacLennan, Miranda G M Kok, Laiel Soliman, Alan So, Antonio Hurtado-Coll, David D Y Chen
Targeted and untargeted analyses of the sub-5 kDa urine metabolome of genitourinary cancer patients (prostate and/or bladder) were performed without chemical derivatization using capillary electrophoresis-electrospray ionization-mass spectrometry (CE-ESI-MS). For targeted analysis, endogenous levels of sarcosine and 5 other amino acid metabolites implicated in the progression of prostate cancer were quantified in four patients and in a pooled urine sample from healthy volunteers. An untargeted analysis (m/z 50 to 850) of patient urine was performed using the same CE-ESI-MS system identifying over 400 distinct molecular features per patient...
January 7, 2018: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334590/highly-dispersible-and-bioavailable-curcumin-but-not-native-curcumin-induces-brown-like-adipocyte-formation-in-mice
#2
Sho Nishikawa, Misa Kamiya, Hiroki Aoyama, Mami Nomura, Takuma Hyodo, Aoi Ozeki, Hyunjin Lee, Tsukasa Takahashi, Atsushi Imaizumi, Takanori Tsuda
SCOPE: The induction of brown-like adipocytes in white adipose tissue (WAT) is a potential therapeutic target for the treatment of obesity and metabolic disorders via the ability of these cells to release excess energy as heat in association with uncoupling protein 1. Some experimental trials suggest that curcumin (a yellow pigment from turmeric) has a suppressive effect on the accumulation of body fat. However, there is little evidence to show that curcumin induces the formation of brown-like adipocytes and the molecular mechanisms involved remain elusive...
January 15, 2018: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334340/identification-of-anti-filarial-leads-against-aspartate-semialdehyde-dehydrogenase-of-wolbachia-endosymbiont-of-brugia-malayi-combined-molecular-docking-and-molecular-dynamics-approaches
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Dhamodharan Prabhu, Sundaraj Rajamanikandan, Mathimaran Amala, Surekha Kanagarajan, Jeyaraman Jeyakanthan
Lymphatic filariasis is a debilitating vector borne parasitic disease that infects human lymphatic system by nematode Brugia malayi. Currently available anti-filarial drugs are effective only on the larval stages of parasite. So far, no effective drugs are available for humans to treat filarial infections. In this regard, aspartate semialdehyde dehydrogenase (ASDase) in lysine biosynthetic pathway from Wolbachia endosymbiont Brugia malayi represents an attractive therapeutic target for the development of novel anti-filarial agents...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334320/human-dopamine-transporter-the-first-implementation-of-a-combined-in-silico-in-vitro-approach-revealing-the-substrate-and-inhibitor-specificities
#4
Teodora Djikic, Yasmina Martí, Francesca Spyrakis, Thorsten Lau, Paolo Benedetti, Gavin Davey, Patrick Schloss, Kemal Yelekci
Parkinson's disease (PD) is characterized by the loss of dopamine-generating neurons in the substantia nigra (SN) and corpus striatum (CS). Current treatments alleviate PD symptoms rather than exerting neuroprotective effect on dopaminergic neurons. New drugs targeting the dopaminergic neurons by specific uptake through the human dopamine transporter (hDAT) could represent a viable strategy for establishing selective neuroprotection. Molecules able to increase the bioactive amount of extracellular dopamine (DA), thereby enhancing and compensating a loss of dopaminergic neurotransmission, and to exert neuroprotective response because of their accumulation in the cytoplasm, are required...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Biomolecular Structure & Dynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333926/engrailed-1-overexpression-as-a-potential-prognostic-marker-in-quintuple-negative-breast-cancer
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Yu Jin Kim, Minjung Sung, Ensel Oh, Michael Van Vrancken, Ji-Young Song, Kyungsoo Jung, Yoon-La Choi
Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) is an aggressive breast cancer subtype characterized by poor patient prognosis and for which no targeted therapies are currently available. TNBC can be further categorized as either basal-like (BLBC) or quintuple-negative breast cancer (QNBC). In the present study, we aimed to identify novel molecular therapeutic targets for TNBC by analyzing the mRNA expression of TNBC-related genes in publicly available microarray data sets. We found that Engrailed 1 (EN1) was significantly overexpressed in TNBC...
January 15, 2018: Cancer Biology & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333768/-effects-of-geranylgeranyltransferase-%C3%A2-gene-silencing-by-rna-interference-on-the-migration-and-invasion-of-tongue-carcinoma
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Chen Zhenggang, Wang Shuren, Li Jinghua, Han Jinhong, Wang Qimin, Tong Lei, Liu Wenjun, Yang Fang, Guo Qingyuan, Guo Dawei, Wang Ying
OBJECTIVE: RNA interference was used to silence geranylgeranyltransferase Ⅰ(GGTase-Ⅰ) in vitro and to study the effect of GGTase-Ⅰ on the migration and invasion of tongue squamous cancer cells. METHODS: Three small interfering RNAs (siRNA) were designed according to the GGTase-Ⅰ sequence by Genebank and were transfected into tongue squamous cancer cells Cal-27 to knock down GGTase-Ⅰ expression. The tested cells were divided into three groups, as follows: the RNA-interfered groups (GGTase-Ⅰ siRNA1, GGTase-Ⅰ siRNA 2, GGTase-Ⅰ siRNA 3), a negative control group (disrupted by random sequence NC-siRNA), and a blank control group...
December 1, 2017: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333674/microrna-detection-by-dna-mediated-liposome-fusion
#7
Coline Jumeaux, Olov Wahlsten, Stephan Block, Eunjung Kim, Rona Chandrawati, Philip D Howes, Fredrik Höök, Molly M Stevens
Membrane fusion is a process of fundamental importance in biological systems that involves highly selective recognition mechanisms for the trafficking of molecular and ionic cargos. Mimicking natural membrane fusion mechanisms for the purpose of biosensor development holds great potential for amplified detection because relatively few highly discriminating targets lead to fusion and an accompanied engagement of a large payload of signal-generating molecules. In this work, sequence-specific DNA-mediated liposome fusion is used for the highly selective detection of microRNA...
December 7, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333281/controversies-and-consensus-of-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-in-soft-tissue-sarcomas
#8
Herbert H Loong, Kwan-Hung Wong, Teresa Tse
Together with surgery and radiotherapy, systemic treatment with cytotoxic chemotherapy and molecular targeted agents is one of the main therapeutic pillars in the treatment of soft-tissue sarcomas and is the mainstay of treatment in patients with advanced or metastatic disease. Unlike other more common malignancies such as breast and colorectal cancer, the role of chemotherapy when used in the adjuvant setting in soft-tissue sarcomas is less well defined. Results from prior studies have been conflicting, in part due to the heterogeneity and rarity of the disease, and large-scale meta-analysis has been performed to address this issue...
2018: ESMO Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333089/lentivirus-mediated-shrna-targeting-cnn2-inhibits-hepatocarcinoma-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Xueqing Kang, Feng Wang, Xiuwan Lan, Xiaolong Li, Shunxin Zheng, Zhilue Lv, Yuan Zhuang, Yongxiang Zhao, Sufang Zhou
Objective: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most common malignant tumors with a high rate of mortality. Our previous study shows the expression of calponin 2 (CNN2) is up-regulated in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues, especially in metastatic ones. To better understand the role of CNN2 in HCC, RNA interference (RNAi) was used to explore its role in tumor growth and metastasis. Methods: Lentivirus-mediated CNN2-shRNA was transfected into SK-hep-1 cells, and the efficacy of CNN2 expression, cell migration, invasion, proliferation and cell cycles were evaluated by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (qRT-PCR), Western blot (WB), Transwell assay, methyl thiazol tetrazolium assay and flow cytometry, respectively...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333087/antioxydation-and-cell-migration-genes-are-identified-as-potential-therapeutic-targets-in-basal-like-and-brca1-mutated-breast-cancer-cell-lines
#10
Maud Privat, Justine Rudewicz, Nicolas Sonnier, Christelle Tamisier, Flora Ponelle-Chachuat, Yves-Jean Bignon
Basal-like breast cancers are among the most aggressive cancers and effective targeted therapies are still missing. In order to identify new therapeutic targets, we performed Methyl-Seq and RNA-Seq of 10 breast cancer cell lines with different phenotypes. We confirmed that breast cancer subtypes cluster the RNA-Seq data but not the Methyl-Seq data. Basal-like tumor hypermethylated phenotype was not confirmed in our study but RNA-Seq analysis allowed to identify 77 genes significantly overexpressed in basal-like breast cancer cell lines...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332992/experiment-design-for-early-molecular-events-in-hiv-infection
#11
Aditya Jagarapu, LaMont Cannon, Ryan Zurakowski
The recent introduction of integrase inhibitors to the HIV antiviral repertoire permits us to create in vitro experiments that reliably terminate HIV infection at the point of chromosomal integration. This allows us to isolate the dynamics of a single round of infection, without needing to account for the influence of multiple overlapping rounds of infection. By measuring the various nucleic acid concentrations in a population of infected target cells at multiple time points, we can infer the rates of these molecular events with great accuracy, which allows us to compare the rates between target cells with different functional phenotypes...
May 2017: Proceedings of the ... American Control Conference
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332977/the-role-of-wnt-signalling-in-angiogenesis
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Jun Jun Olsen, Sebastian Öther-Gee Pohl, Abhijeet Deshmukh, Malini Visweswaran, Natalie C Ward, Frank Arfuso, Mark Agostino, Arun Dharmarajan
Angiogenesis is a normal biological process wherein new blood vessels form from the growth of pre-existing blood vessels. Preventing angiogenesis in solid tumours by targeting pro-angiogenic factors including vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), angiopoietin-1 (Ang-1), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), hepatocyte growth factor, and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) is currently under investigation for cancer treatment. Concurrently targeting the cell signalling pathways involved in the transcriptional and post-translational regulation of these factors may provide positive therapeutic results...
November 2017: Clinical Biochemist. Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332829/synchronous-detection-of-ebolavirus-conserved-rna-sequences-and-ebolavirus-encoded-mirna-like-fragment-based-on-a-zwitterionic-copper-ii-metal-organic-framework
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Gui-Hua Qiu, Zi-Hua Weng, Pei-Pei Hu, Wen-Jun Duan, Bao-Ping Xie, Bin Sun, Xiao-Yan Tang, Jin-Xiang Chen
From a three-dimensional (3D) metal-organic framework (MOF) of {[Cu(Cmdcp)(phen)(H2O)]2·9H2O}n (1, H3CmdcpBr = N-carboxymethyl-(3,5-dicarboxyl)pyridinium bromide, phen = phenanthroline), a sensitive and selective fluorescence sensor has been developed for the simultaneous detection of ebolavirus conserved RNA sequences and ebolavirus-encoded microRNA-like (miRNA-like) fragment. The results from molecular dynamics simulation confirmed that MOF 1 absorbs carboxyfluorescein (FAM)-tagged and 5(6)-carboxyrhodamine, triethylammonium salt (ROX)-tagged probe ss-DNA (probe DNA, P-DNA) by π…π stacking and hydrogen bonding, as well as additional electrostatic interactions to form a sensing platform of P-DNAs@1 with quenched FAM and ROX fluorescence...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332823/a-combination-of-computational-experimental-study-on-metal-organic-frameworks-mil-53-al-as-sorbent-for-simultaneous-determination-of-estrogens-and-glucocorticoids-in-water-and-urine-samples-by-dispersive-micro-solid-phase-extraction-coupled-to-uplc-ms-ms
#14
Guihua Gao, Sijia Li, Shuo Li, Yudan Wang, Pan Zhao, Xiangyu Zhang, Xiaohong Hou
In this work, computational and experimental methods were used to study the adsorption of estrogens and glucocorticoids on metal-organic frameworks (MOFs). Computer-aided molecular simulation was applied to predict the adsorption of eight analytes on four MOFs (MIL-101(Cr), MIL-100(Fe), MIL-53(Al), and UiO-66(Zr)) by examining molecular interactions and calculating free binding energies. Subsequently, the four water-stable MOFs were synthesized and evaluated as adsorbents for the target hormones in aqueous solution...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332820/a-strategy-for-screening-of-%C3%AE-glucosidase-inhibitors-from-morus-alba-root-bark-based-on-the-ligand-fishing-combined-with-high-performance-liquid-chromatography-mass-spectrometer-and-molecular-docking
#15
Zhen Wang, Xiaoqing Li, Menghan Chen, Feiyan Liu, Chao Han, Lingyi Kong, Jianguang Luo
A new method based on ligand fishing combined with high-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer and molecular docking was established to screen α-glucosidase inhibitors from a traditional Chinese medicine Morus alba root bark. α-Glucosidase was immobilized on magnetic nanoparticles, used as a solid support to incubate with crude extract. After ligand fishing, the eluates were analyzed by high-performance liquid chromatography quadrupole-time-of-flight mass spectrometer, obtaining eleven ligands (1-4, 6-12) eventually...
April 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332600/finding-novel-anti-carcinomas-compounds-by-targeting-sfrp4-through-molecular-modeling-docking-and-dynamic-simulation-studies
#16
M Hassan, M Azhar, Q Abbas, H Reza, A A Moustafa, S Shahzadi, Z Ashraf, S Y Seo
BACKGROUND: Secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) is a glycoprotein that act as a competitor of both canonical and non-canonical Wnt pathways. SFRP4 is mostly expressed in ovary and played a significant role as a target molecule to cure ovarian carcinoma. OBJECTIVE: Multiple chemical agonists are being used to cure ovary melanoma. We are interested to theoretically analyze the compounds through computational approaches for their inhibitory effects against SFRP4...
January 11, 2018: Current Computer-aided Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332593/facile-synthesis-crystal-structure-dft-calculation-and-biological-activities-of-4-2-fluorophenyl-3-3-methoxybenzyl-1h-1-2-4-triazol-5-4h-one-5
#17
Muhammad Saleem, Muhammad Rafiq, Yeon Ki Jeong, Dae Won Cho, Chong-Hyeak Kim, Sung-Yum Seo, Chang-Shik Choi, Seong-Karp Hong, Ki-Hwan Lee
BACKGROUND: In the past few decades, the design, synthesis and characterization of novel heterocyclic compounds with auspicious biological profile received the considerable attention of scientific community. Among them, the small and simple organic molecular backbone like triazole moiety have broad spectrum of applications in the medicinal as well as diagnostic areas. OBJECTIVE: The objective of present study was the synthesis, characterization and exploration of biological profile of 4-(2-fluorophenyl)-3-(3-methoxybenzyl)-1H-1,2,4-triazol-5(4H)-one (5)...
January 12, 2018: Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332584/multicomponent-reactions-for-multitargeted-compounds-for-alzheimer-s-disease
#18
Lhassane Ismaili, Maria do Carmo Carreiras
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a multifactorial and fatal neurodegenerative disorder affecting around 35 million people worldwide, which is characterized by decline of cholinergic function, deregulation of amyloid beta (Aβ) oligomers formation and Aβ fibril deposition. Multi-target--directed ligands (MTDLs) have emerged as an original strategy for developing new therapeutic agents on AD. Multicomponent reactions (MCRs) are a useful alternative to sequential multistep syntheses, allowing scaffold diversity and a rapid and easy access to biologically relevant compounds...
January 12, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332579/alzheimer-s-disease-a-systemic-review-of-substantial-therapeutic-targets-and-the-leading-multi-functional-molecules
#19
Tarana Umar, Nasimul Hoda
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder, having a complex aetiology with numerous possible drug targets. There are targets that have been known for years while more new targets and theories have also emerged. Beta amyloid and cholinesterases are the most significant biological targets for finding curative treatment of AD. The major class of drugs used for AD till now has been the Cholinesterase (ChE) inhibitors. Other prevailing models of molecular pathogenesis in AD include neurofibrillary tangles (NFTs) and amyloid deposition, tryptophan degradation pathway, kinase and phosphatase activity imbalance and neuroinflammation...
January 12, 2018: Current Topics in Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332577/the-potential-use-of-peptides-for-cancer-treatment
#20
Bahram Yavari, Reza Mahjub, Masoud Saidijam, Mojgan Raigani, Meysam Soleimani
Conventional chemotherapeutic drugs have significant limitations: For example, tumors may develop resistance to them, cancers may relapse after treatment, and the drugs may induce secondary malignancies in the treatment of metastatic cancer. There is still a great need for drugs that are able to destroy cancer cells selectively, that is, to effectively treat slow-growing and dormant cells without being affected by chemoresistance mechanisms. A growing number of studies indicate that peptides may be beneficial for drug discovery and development...
January 11, 2018: Current Protein & Peptide Science
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