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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927262/autophagy-is-pro-senescence-when-seen-in-close-up-but-anti-senescence-in-long-shot
#1
Yoojin Kwon, Ji Wook Kim, Jo Ae Jeoung, Mi-Sung Kim, Chanhee Kang
When mammalian cells and animals face a variety of internal or external stresses, they need to make homeostatic changes so as to cope with various stresses. To this end, mammalian cells are equipped with two critical stress responses, autophagy and cellular senescence. Autophagy and cellular senescence share a number of stimuli including telomere shortening, DNA damage, oncogenic stress and oxidative stress, suggesting their intimate relationship. Autophagy is originally thought to suppress cellular senescence by removing damaged macromolecules or organelles, yet recent studies also indicated that autophagy promotes cellular senescence by facilitating the synthesis of senescence-associated secretory proteins...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927258/a-proteomics-based-approach-reveals-differential-regulation-of-visceral-adipose-tissue-proteins-between-metabolically-healthy-and-unhealthy-obese-patients
#2
Assim A Alfadda, Afshan Masood, Mohammed Y Al-Naami, Pierre Chaurand, Hicham Benabdelkamel
Obesity and the metabolic disorders that constitute metabolic syndrome are a primary cause of morbidity and mortality in the world. Nonetheless, the changes in the proteins and the underlying molecular pathways involved in the relevant pathogenesis are poorly understood.In this study a proteomic analysis of the visceral adipose tissue isolated from metabolically healthy and unhealthy obese patients was used to identify presence of altered pathway(s) leading to metabolic dysfunction. Samples were obtained from 18 obese patients undergoing bariatric surgery and were subdivided into two groups based on the presence or absence of comorbidities as defined by the International Diabetes Federation...
September 20, 2017: Molecules and Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927055/silencing-dna-methyltransferase-1-leads-to-the-activation-of-the-esophageal-suppressor-gene-p16-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
#3
Jian Bai, Xue Zhang, Bangqing Liu, Haiyong Wang, Zhenzong Du, Jianfei Song
Previous studies have demonstrated that DNA methyltransferase 1 (DNMT1) is required for the maintenance of DNA methylation and epigenetic changes that may lead to the development of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). In order to investigate whether the silencing of DNMT1 protects tumor suppressor genes, including p16, and is able to be used as a potential therapy for human ESCC, short hairpin RNA targeting DNMT1 (shRNA-DNMT1) was synthesized and transfected into the human ESCC lines KYSE150 and KYSE410, which were then injected into the backs of nude mice prior to harvesting...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927004/large-electrocaloric-effect-in-lead-free-ba0-85ca0-15-zr0-1ti0-9-o%C3%A2-ceramics-prepared-via-citrate-route
#4
Jing Shi, Rongfeng Zhu, Xing Liu, Bijun Fang, Ningyi Yuan, Jianning Ding, Haosu Luo
The 1 wt % Li-doped (Ba0.85Ca0.15)(Zr0.1Ti0.9)O₃ (BCZT-Li) ceramics prepared by the citrate method exhibit improved phase purity, densification and electrical properties, which provide prospective possibility to develop high-performance electrocaloric materials. The electrocaloric effect was evaluated by phenomenological method, and the BCZT-Li ceramics present large electrocaloric temperature change ∆T, especially large electrocaloric responsibility ξ = ∆Tmax/∆Emax, which can be comparable to the largest values reported in the lead-free piezoelectric ceramics...
September 18, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926834/heme-oxygenase-activity-and-heme-binding-in-a-neonatal-mouse-model
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Stephanie Kourula, Joyce Ang, Hui Zhao, Flora Kalish, Peter Vandenabeele, Karl G Sylvester, Ronald J Wong, David K Stevenson
BACKGROUND: Severe hemolytic disease of the newborn leads to the release of pro-oxidative free heme (FH). Heme oxygenase (HO) is primarily responsible for detoxifying FH. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the protective effects of HO in a model of heme overload. METHODS: For in vitro studies, NIH3T3 HO-1-luc cells were incubated with 10, 30, or 60 µM FH or methemalbumin (MHA). HO-1 promoter activity was assessed 3, 6, and 24 h after treatment. Cell survival was indexed by viability assays...
September 20, 2017: Neonatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926771/a-new-low-temperature-solid-modification-in-1-isothiocyanato-4-trans%C3%A2-4-propylcyclohexyl-benzene-3chbt-probed-by-raman-spectroscopy-and-quantum-chemical-calculations
#6
K Vikram, Ranjan K Singh, Satyendra Nath Gupta
Raman spectra of 1-isothiocyanato-4-(trans 4-propylcyclohexyl)benzene (3CHBT) were studied in the region, 1450-2300cm(-1) at twenty two different temperatures in the range, 83-293K in cooling and heating cycles. All bands in this region were critically evaluated in term of linewidth, peak position and relative intensity. Raman bands at ~2085cm(-1) and ~2120cm(-1) shows clear evidence of a solid modification through anomaly in temperature dependence peak positions and linewidths variation in the temperature range 173-203K...
September 14, 2017: Spectrochimica Acta. Part A, Molecular and Biomolecular Spectroscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926741/cellular-glutathione-levels-in-hl-60-cells-during-respiratory-burst-are-not-correlated-with-ultra-weak-photon-emission
#7
Rosilene Cristina Rossetto Burgos, Wei Zhang, Eduard P A van Wijk, Thomas Hankemeier, Rawi Ramautar, Jan van der Greef
Recently, ultra-weak photon emission (UPE) was developed as a novel tool for measuring oxidative metabolic processes, as its generation is related to reactive oxygen species (ROS). Both an imbalance in ROS or the uncontrolled production of ROS can lead to oxidative stress, which is commonly associated with many diseases. In addition to playing several biological functions, the thiol amino acid glutathione has an important antioxidant function in the body's defense against ROS. Specifically, glutathione is an important endogenous antioxidant that helps maintain oxidant levels...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926646/vascular-hypoperfusion-in-acute-optic-neuritis-is-a-potentially-new-neurovascular-model-for-demyelinating-diseases
#8
Ta-Ching Chen, Chao-Yuan Yeh, Chao-Wen Lin, Chung-May Yang, Chang-Hao Yang, I-Hung Lin, Pao-Yang Chen, Jung-Yu Cheng, Fung-Rong Hu
PURPOSE: Optic neuritis is highly correlated with multiple sclerosis and is a major cause of acute visual loss and long-term neuronal degeneration. Primary cerebral hypoperfusion has been reported in brain demyelinating diseases. This study investigated whether peripapillary perfusion is changed in patients with acute optic neuritis (AON). METHODS: This three-year cohort study was conducted from September 1 2012, to August 31, 2015. Two hundred and forty-one patients with non-glaucomatous acute optic neuropathy were screened, and 42 non-highly myopic patients who had suffered their first episode of unilaterally idiopathic AON were studied...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926640/aire-deficient-mice-provide-a-model-of-corneal-and-lacrimal-gland-neuropathy-in-sj%C3%A3-gren-s-syndrome
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Feeling Y Chen, Albert Lee, Shaokui Ge, Sara Nathan, Sarah M Knox, Nancy A McNamara
Sjögren's syndrome (SS) is a chronic, autoimmune exocrinopathy that leads to severe dryness of the mouth and eyes. Exocrine function is highly regulated by neuronal mechanisms but little is known about the link between chronic inflammation, innervation and altered exocrine function in the diseased eyes and exocrine glands of SS patients. To gain a better understanding of neuronal regulation in the immunopathogenesis of autoimmune exocrinopathy, we profiled a mouse model of spontaneous, autoimmune exocrinopathy that possess key characteristics of peripheral neuropathy experienced by SS patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926573/self-monitoring-of-blood-pressure-in-hypertension-a-systematic-review-and-individual-patient-data-meta-analysis
#10
Katherine L Tucker, James P Sheppard, Richard Stevens, Hayden B Bosworth, Alfred Bove, Emma P Bray, Kenneth Earle, Johnson George, Marshall Godwin, Beverly B Green, Paul Hebert, F D Richard Hobbs, Ilkka Kantola, Sally M Kerry, Alfonso Leiva, David J Magid, Jonathan Mant, Karen L Margolis, Brian McKinstry, Mary Ann McLaughlin, Stefano Omboni, Olugbenga Ogedegbe, Gianfranco Parati, Nashat Qamar, Bahman P Tabaei, Juha Varis, Willem J Verberk, Bonnie J Wakefield, Richard J McManus
BACKGROUND: Self-monitoring of blood pressure (BP) appears to reduce BP in hypertension but important questions remain regarding effective implementation and which groups may benefit most. This individual patient data (IPD) meta-analysis was performed to better understand the effectiveness of BP self-monitoring to lower BP and control hypertension. METHODS AND FINDINGS: Medline, Embase, and the Cochrane Library were searched for randomised trials comparing self-monitoring to no self-monitoring in hypertensive patients (June 2016)...
September 2017: PLoS Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926562/generics-for-the-treatment-of-hepatitis-c-in-monoinfected-and-hiv-coinfected-patients-pros-and-cons
#11
Dario Cattaneo, Alessandro Fossati, Chiara Resnati, Massimo Galli, Cristina Gervasoni
The treatment of hepatitis C virus in monoinfected and HIV-coinfected patients has greatly changed over recent years as a result of the introduction of direct-acting antiviral agents (DAAs), which have revolutionized clinical outcomes and led to sustained virological response rates above 90-95%. The discovery of new molecules and the subsequent competition between pharmaceutical companies, together with the negotiated price policies pursued by many national health systems, have led to a gradual reduction in the cost of DAAs, and expand their use to an increasing number of patients, including those with mild liver damage...
September 19, 2017: AIDS Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926514/a-randomized-multicenter-double-blind-study-to-evaluate-the-safety-and-efficacy-of-estradiol-vaginal-cream-0-003-in-postmenopausal-women-with-dyspareunia-as-the-most-bothersome-symptom
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Robin Kroll, David F Archer, Yuhua Lin, Vilma Sniukiene, James H Liu
OBJECTIVE: Vulvovaginal atrophy (VVA) is characterized by vaginal changes, dyspareunia, and itching/irritation. Efficacy and safety of a lower-dose estradiol vaginal cream (0.003%) were evaluated in postmenopausal women with VVA-related dyspareunia. METHODS: This was a phase 3, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Sexually active postmenopausal women with moderate-severe dyspareunia as the most bothersome symptom, ≤5% vaginal superficial cells, and vaginal pH >5...
September 18, 2017: Menopause: the Journal of the North American Menopause Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926488/potential-acceptability-of-a-pediatric-ventilator-management-computer-protocol
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Katherine A Sward, Christopher J L Newth, Robinder G Khemani, Kent Page, Kathleen L Meert, Joseph A Carcillo, Thomas P Shanley, Frank W Moler, Murray M Pollack, Heidi J Dalton, David L Wessel, John T Berger, Robert A Berg, Rick E Harrison, Allan Doctor, J Michael Dean, Richard Holobkov, Tammara L Jenkins, Carol E Nicholson
OBJECTIVES: To examine issues regarding the granularity (size/scale) and potential acceptability of recommendations in a ventilator management protocol for children with pediatric acute respiratory distress syndrome. DESIGN: Survey/questionnaire. SETTING: The eight PICUs in the Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network. PARTICIPANTS: One hundred twenty-two physicians (attendings and fellows). INTERVENTIONS: None...
September 16, 2017: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926429/targeting-histone-acetylation-readers-and-writers-in-leukemia-and-cancer
#14
Christopher B Benton, Warren Fiskus, Kapil N Bhalla
Chromatin packaging of DNA provides a framework for transcriptional regulation. Modifications to DNA and histone proteins in nucleosomes lead to conformational changes, alterations in the recruitment of transcriptional complexes, and ultimately modulation of gene expression. We provide a focused review of control mechanisms that help modulate the activation and deactivation of gene transcription specifically through histone acetylation writers and readers in cancer. The chemistry of these modifications is subject to clinically actionable targeting, including state-of-the-art strategies to inhibit basic oncogenic mechanisms related to histone acetylation...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926425/the-roles-of-dna-methylation-in-the-stages-of-cancer
#15
K Wyatt McMahon, Enusha Karunasena, Nita Ahuja
Next year will mark 60 years since Dr. Leslie Foulds outlined his hypothesis that cancer is "a dynamic process advancing through stages that are qualitatively different," leading the way to our view of cancer progression as we know it today. Our understanding of the mechanisms of these stages has been continuously evolving this past half-century, and there has always been an active discussion of the roles of both genetic and epigenetic changes in directing this progression. In this review, we focus on the roles one particular epigenetic mark-DNA methylation-plays in these various "discontinuous" stages of cancer...
September 2017: Cancer Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926321/evaluation-of-platelet-activation-during-storage-in-leukocyte-depleted-platelet-concentrates
#16
Miodrag Vucic, Zoran Stanojkovic, Ana Antic, Jelana Vucic, Voja Pavlovic
Structural and functional changes in platelets during storage can lead to the loss of platelet reactivity and response. Our aim was to evaluate leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates, obtained by in-line filtration on storage days 0, 3 and 5. In non-filtered platelet concentrates (NF-PC) group, 180 whole blood units were collected with quadruple blood bags and then compared to another group of 180 whole blood units (leukocyte-depleted platelet concentrates [LD-PC]), collected in Imuflex Whole Blood Filter Saving Platelets (WB-SP) bags with an integrated leukoreduction filter, with regard to the platelet quality and characteristics...
September 19, 2017: Bosnian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926119/procaine-is-a-specific-dna-methylation-inhibitor-with-anti-tumor-effect-for-human-gastric-cancer
#17
Yong-Chao Li, Yun Wang, Dan-Dan Li, Ying Zhang, Tian-Cheng Zhao, Chang-Feng Li
DNA hypermethylation and the silencing of tumor suppressor genes caused by DNA hypermethylation is considered as a molecular hallmark of many kinds of cancers. Procaine, a local anesthetic, has been shown as a potential DNA methylation inhibitor in some types of cancers. However, the influence of procaine on DNA methylation regulation as well as the biological function in gastric cancer is still unknown. We report here that procaine represses the DNA-methylation level and promotes the proliferation arrest and apoptosis of gastric cancer cells...
September 19, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925980/changes-in-fatty-acid-composition-of-human-milk-in-response-to-cold-like-symptoms-in-the-lactating-mother-and-infant
#18
Andrew S Gardner, Ibrahim A Rahman, Ching T Lai, Anna Hepworth, Naomi Trengove, Peter E Hartmann, Donna T Geddes
Infants rely on their innate immune systems to protect them from infection. Human milk (HM) contains fatty acids (FAs) and monoacylglycerols that are known to exhibit antiviral and antibacterial properties in vitro. The specific fat content of HM may potentially affect the efficacy of this antimicrobial activity. This preliminary study investigates whether the proportions of FA in HM change in response to infections, leading to cold-like symptoms in the mother or infant. Milk samples were obtained from mothers (n = 26) when they and their infants were healthy, and when mother, infant, or both suffered cold-like symptoms...
September 19, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925962/strengthening-of-existing-bridge-structures-for-shear-and-bending-with-carbon-textile-reinforced-mortar
#19
Martin Herbrand, Viviane Adam, Martin Classen, Dominik Kueres, Josef Hegger
Increasing traffic loads and changes in code provisions lead to deficits in shear and flexural capacity of many existing highway bridges. Therefore, a large number of structures are expected to require refurbishment and strengthening in the future. This projection is based on the current condition of many older road bridges. Different strengthening methods for bridges exist to extend their service life, all having specific advantages and disadvantages. By applying a thin layer of carbon textile-reinforced mortar (CTRM) to bridge deck slabs and the webs of pre-stressed concrete bridges, the fatigue and ultimate strength of these members can be increased significantly...
September 19, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925954/quantitative-structure-activity-relationship-modeling-of-kinase-selectivity-profiles
#20
Sandeepkumar Kothiwale, Corina Borza, Ambra Pozzi, Jens Meiler
The discovery of selective inhibitors of biological target proteins is the primary goal of many drug discovery campaigns. However, this goal has proven elusive, especially for inhibitors targeting the well-conserved orthosteric adenosine triphosphate (ATP) binding pocket of kinase enzymes. The human kinome is large and it is rather difficult to profile early lead compounds against around 500 targets to gain an upfront knowledge on selectivity. Further, selectivity can change drastically during derivatization of an initial lead compound...
September 19, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
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