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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606156/expression-of-mrna-il-17f-and-sil-17f-in-atopic-asthma-patients
#1
Mochammad Hatta, Eko E Surachmanto, Andi Asadul Islam, Syarifuddin Wahid
BACKGROUND: Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disorder of airway that involves many cells and elements. Chronic inflammation caused by increase Airway hyperresponsiveness that cause recurrent episodic symptoms of breathlessness, wheezing, chest tightness and coughing, especially at night or early morning. Interleukin 17F is a cytokine that plays an important role in the pathophysiology of asthma attacks. Some studies show a variety of IL-17F roles in the pathogenesis of airway inflammation due to an allergic reaction...
June 12, 2017: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589225/characterization-of-the-newly-isolated-%C3%AF-oxidizing-yeast-candida-sorbophila-ds02-and-its-potential-applications-in-long-chain-dicarboxylic-acid-production
#2
Heeseok Lee, Yohanes Eko Chandra Sugiharto, Seunghoon Lee, Gyuyeon Park, Changpyo Han, Hyeran Jang, Wooyoung Jeon, Heejoon Park, Jungoh Ahn, Kyungbo Kang, Hongwoen Lee
α, ω-Dicarboxylic acids (DCAs) are multipurpose chemicals widely used in polymers, perfumes, plasticizers, lubricants, and adhesives. The biotransformation of DCAs from alkanes and fatty acids by microorganisms has attracted recent interest, since synthesis via chemical oxidation causes problems in terms of the environment and safety. We isolated an ω-oxidizing yeast from a wastewater disposal facility of a petrochemical factory by chemostat enrichment culture. The haploid strain identified as Candida sorbophila DS02 grew on glucose and dodecane, exhibiting greater cell shrinkage on the latter...
June 6, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579198/considerations-for-initiating-a-sodium-glucose-co-transporter-2-inhibitor-in-individuals-with-type-2-diabetes-using-insulin
#3
REVIEW
Vincent C Woo, Lori D Berard, Harpreet S Bajaj, Jean-Marie Ekoé, Peter A Senior
In order to meet and maintain glycemic control, pharmacological management of individuals with type 2 diabetes typically begins with metformin followed by the introduction of other oral antihyperglycemic agents as needed. In some patients, the aggressive and progressive degeneration of pancreatic β cell activity means insulin therapy will become a given. The need to routinely monitor blood glucose levels coupled with the undesirable effects associated with insulin-primarily hypoglycemia and weight gain-commonly contribute to physician and patient inertia...
May 31, 2017: Canadian Journal of Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578200/the-effects-of-diatom-pore-size-on-the-structures-and-extensibilities-of-single-mucilage-molecules
#4
Immanuel Sanka, Eko Agus Suyono, Parvez Alam
Diatoms secrete extracellular polymeric substances (EPS), or mucilage, around the cell wall that may serve to aid in motility and form a discrete layer that may help maintain thicker layers of EPS that have a greater role in adhesion. Mucilage molecules adhere to the diatom frustules, which are biosilica skeletons that develop from the diatom cell walls. Here, molecular dynamics methods were used to determine the characteristics of mucilage molecules as a function of pore size; notably 1,4-α-D-galacturonic acid, 1,4-β-glucuronic acid and 1,4-β-D-mannuronic acid...
May 26, 2017: Carbohydrate Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570663/rectal-administration-of-a-chlamydial-subunit-vaccine-protects-against-genital-infection-and-upper-reproductive-tract-pathology-in-mice
#5
Roshan Pais, Yusuf Omosun, Qing He, Uriel Blas-Machado, Carolyn Black, Joseph U Igietseme, Kohtaro Fujihashi, Francis O Eko
In this study, we tested the hypothesis that rectal immunization with a VCG-based chlamydial vaccine would cross-protect mice against heterologous genital Chlamydia trachomatis infection and Chlamydia-induced upper genital tract pathologies in mice. Female mice were immunized with a C. trachomatis serovar D-derived subunit vaccine or control or live serovar D elementary bodies (EBs) and the antigen-specific mucosal and systemic immune responses were characterized. Vaccine efficacy was determined by evaluating the intensity and duration of genital chlamydial shedding following intravaginal challenge with live serovar E chlamydiae...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546788/dmd-transcripts-in-crl-2061-rhabdomyosarcoma-cells-show-high-levels-of-intron-retention-by-intron-specific-pcr-amplification
#6
Emma Tabe Eko Niba, Ryo Yamanaka, Abdul Qawee Mahyoob Rani, Hiroyuki Awano, Masaaki Matsumoto, Hisahide Nishio, Masafumi Matsuo
BACKGROUND: The DMD gene encoding dystrophin is mutated in Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a fatal progressive muscle wasting disease. DMD has also been shown to act as a tumor suppressor gene. Rhabdomyosarcoma (RMS) is a mesodermal sarcoma that shares characteristics of skeletal muscle precursors. Products of the DMD gene in RMS have not yet been fully clarified. Here, DMD products were analyzed in CRL-2061 cells established from alveolar RMS. METHODS: The 14-kb long DMD cDNA was PCR amplified as 20 separated fragments, as were nine short intron regions...
2017: Cancer Cell International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525970/the-immunoregulatory-role-of-alpha-enolase-in-dendritic-cell-function-during-chlamydia-infection
#7
Khamia Ryans, Yusuf Omosun, Danielle N McKeithen, Tankya Simoneaux, Camilla C Mills, Nathan Bowen, Francis O Eko, Carolyn M Black, Joseph U Igietseme, Qing He
BACKGROUND: We have previously reported that interleukin-10 (IL-10) deficient dendritic cells (DCs) are potent antigen presenting cells that induced elevated protective immunity against Chlamydia. To further investigate the molecular and biochemical mechanism underlying the superior immunostimulatory property of IL-10 deficient DCs we performed proteomic analysis on protein profiles from Chlamydia-pulsed wild-type (WT) and IL-10(-/-) DCs to identify differentially expressed proteins with immunomodulatory properties...
May 19, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522225/genetic-screening-of-spinal-muscular-atrophy-using-a-real-time-modified-cop-pcr-technique-with-dried-blood-spot-dna
#8
Mawaddah Ar Rochmah, Nur Imma Fatimah Harahap, Emma Tabe Eko Niba, Kenta Nakanishi, Hiroyuki Awano, Ichiro Morioka, Kazumoto Iijima, Toshio Saito, Kayoko Saito, Poh San Lai, Yasuhiro Takeshima, Atsuko Takeuchi, Yoshihiro Bouike, Maya Okamoto, Hisahide Nishio, Masakazu Shinohara
BACKGROUND: Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a common neuromuscular disorder caused by mutations in SMN1. More than 95% of SMA patients carry homozygous SMN1 deletion. SMA is the leading genetic cause of infant death, and has been considered an incurable disease. However, a recent clinical trial with an antisense oligonucleotide drug has shown encouraging clinical efficacy. Thus, early and accurate detection of SMN1 deletion may improve prognosis of many infantile SMA patients. METHODS: A total of 88 DNA samples (37 SMA patients, 12 carriers and 39 controls) from dried blood spots (DBS) on filter paper were analyzed...
May 15, 2017: Brain & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499625/range-of-motion-simulation-of-hip-joint-movement-during-salat-activity
#9
J Jamari, Iwan Budiwan Anwar, Eko Saputra, Emile van der Heide
BACKGROUND: Impingement of an artificial hip joint because of limited range of motion (RoM) during human activity is one of the main sources of hip joint failure. The aim of this article is to simulate the RoMs of hip joints during salat, the practice of formal worship in Islam. METHODS: Salat consists of several stages which can be represented with a cycle (raka'ah). Every raka'ah consists of standing, bowing (ruku'), straightening up (i'tidal), transition of standing toward prostrating, prostrating (sujud), and sitting...
April 2, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496012/daytime-behavior-of-pteropus-vampyrus-in-a-natural-habitat-the-driver-of-viral-transmission
#10
Yupadee Hengjan, Didik Pramono, Hitoshi Takemae, Ryosuke Kobayashi, Keisuke Iida, Takeshi Ando, Supratikno Supratikno, Chaerul Basri, Yuli Sulistya Fitriana, Eko M Z Arifin, Yasushige Ohmori, Ken Maeda, Srihadi Agungpriyono, Eiichi Hondo
Flying foxes, the genus Pteropus are considered viral reservoirs. Their colonial nature and long flight capability enhance their ability to spread viruses quickly. To understand how the viral transmission occurs between flying foxes and other animals, we investigated daytime behavior of the large flying fox (Pteropus vampyrus) in the Leuweung Sancang conservation area, Indonesia, by using instantaneous scan sampling and all occurrence focal sampling. The data were obtained from 0700 to 1700 hr, during May 11-25, 2016...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474655/fibrinolytic-administration-via-ekos-catheter-used-in-pulmonary-embolism
#11
Alana James, Satyam Veean, Jayanth H Keshavamurthy, Gyanendra Sharma
A 69-year old bed-bound woman presented with chest pain and diaphoresis. Diagnostic imaging led to the diagnosis of bilateral extensive pulmonary emboli extending into all segmental branches. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) was administered via 2 separate EKOS catheters. Repeat evaluation after 33 hours revealed improvement of right ventricular size and function. EKOS catheters are useful for administration of fibrinolytics in pulmonary embolism.
May 2017: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28467355/atg7-regulates-brain-angiogenesis-via-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-dependent-il-6-production
#12
Shi-Fang Zhuang, Dong-Xin Liu, Hui-Jie Wang, Shu-Hong Zhang, Jia-Yi Wei, Wen-Gang Fang, Ke Zhang, Liu Cao, Wei-Dong Zhao, Yu-Hua Chen
The formation of brain vasculature is an essential step during central nervous system development. The molecular mechanism underlying brain angiogenesis remains incompletely understood. The role of Atg7, an autophagy-related protein, in brain angiogenesis was investigated in this study. We found that the microvessel density in mice brains with endothelial-specific knockout of Atg7 (Atg7 EKO) was significantly decreased compared to wild-type control. Consistently, in vitro angiogenesis assays showed that Atg7 knockdown impaired angiogenesis in brain microvascular endothelial cells...
May 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464956/geno-and-phenotypic-characteristics-of-a-transfected-babesia-bovis-6-cys-e-knockout-clonal-line
#13
Heba F Alzan, Marta G Silva, William C Davis, David R Herndon, David A Schneider, Carlos E Suarez
BACKGROUND: Babesia bovis is an intra-erythrocytic tick-transmitted apicomplexan protozoan parasite. It has a complex lifestyle including asexual replication in the mammalian host and sexual replication occurring in the midgut of host tick vector, typically, Rhipicephalus microplus. Previous evidence showed that certain B. bovis genes, including members of 6-Cys gene family, are differentially expressed during tick and mammalian stages of the parasite's life cycle. Moreover, the 6-Cys E gene is differentially expressed in the T3Bo strain of B...
May 2, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28442946/optogenetic-rescue-of-locomotor-dysfunction-and-dopaminergic-degeneration-caused-by-alpha-synuclein-and-eko-genes
#14
Cheng Qi, Scott Varga, Soo-Jin Oh, C Justin Lee, Daewoo Lee
α-Synuclein (α-Syn) is a small presynaptic protein and its mutant forms (e.g. A53T) are known to be directly associated with Parkinson's disease (PD). Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying α-Syn-mediated neurodegeneration in PD still remain to be explored. However, several studies strongly support that overexpression of mutant α-Syn causes reduced release of dopamine (DA) in the brain, and contributes to motor deficits in PD. Using a favorable genetic model Drosophila larva, we examined whether reduced DA release is enough to induce key PD symptoms (i...
April 2017: Experimental Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389148/calofolic-acids-a-f-chromanones-from-the-bark-of-calophyllum-scriblitifolium-with-vasorelaxation-activity
#15
Alfarius Eko Nugroho, Tadahiro Sasaki, Toshio Kaneda, A Hamid A Hadi, Hiroshi Morita
Vasorelaxation activity guided separation of the methanol extract of Calophyllum scriblitifolium bark led to the isolation of 6 chromanones (calofolic acids A-F, 1-6). Their structures were elucidated by 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy, and their absolute configurations were investigated by a combination of CD spectroscopy and DFT calculation. All isolated chromanones showed dose-dependent vasorelaxation activity on isolated rat aorta.
March 24, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364503/glutamate-is-a-wake-active-neurotransmitter-in-drosophila-melanogaster
#16
John E Zimmerman, May T Chan, Olivia T Lenz, Brendan T Keenan, Greg Maislin, Allan I Pack
Introduction: In mammals, there is evidence that glutamate has a role as a wake-active neurotransmitter. So using video-based analysis of Drosophila behavior, we undertook a study to examine if glutamate, which has been previously shown to have an excitatory role in neuromuscular junctions in Drosophila, may have a conserved wake-active role in the adult brain. Aims and Methods: Using 6- to 9-day-old female flies, we examined the effect of perturbations of the glutamatergic signaling on total wakefulness and wake bout architecture...
February 1, 2017: Sleep
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317798/nontuberculous-mycobacterial-species-and-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-complex-coinfection-in-patients-with-pulmonary-tuberculosis-in-dr-soetomo-hospital-surabaya-indonesia
#17
Ni Made Mertaniasih, Deby Kusumaningrum, Eko Budi Koendhori, Tutik Kusmiati, Desak Nyoman Surya Suameitria Dewi
OBJECTIVE/BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to analyze the detection of nontuberculous mycobacterial (NTM) species derived from sputum specimens of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) suspects. Increasing prevalence and incidence of pulmonary infection by NTM species have widely been reported in several countries with geographical variation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between January 2014 and September 2015, sputum specimens from chronic pulmonary TB suspect patients were analyzed...
January 2017: International Journal of Mycobacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28277539/epidermal-rac1-regulates-the-dna-damage-response-and-protects-from-uv-light-induced-keratinocyte-apoptosis-and-skin-carcinogenesis
#18
Jayesh Deshmukh, Ruth Pofahl, Ingo Haase
Non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) is the most common type of cancer. Increased expression and activity of Rac1, a small Rho GTPase, has been shown previously in NMSC and other human cancers; suggesting that Rac1 may function as an oncogene in skin. DMBA/TPA skin carcinogenesis studies in mice have shown that Rac1 is required for chemically induced skin papilloma formation. However, UVB radiation by the sun, which causes DNA damage, is the most relevant cause for NMSC. A potential role of Rac1 in UV-light-induced skin carcinogenesis has not been investigated so far...
March 9, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28206731/thrombus-resolution-and-right-ventricular-functional-recovery-using-ultrasound-accelerated-thrombolysis-in-acute-massive-and-submassive-pulmonary-embolism
#19
Evren Ozcinar, Mehmet Cakici, Nur Dikmen Yaman, Cagdas Baran, Anar Aliyev, Bahadir Inan, Serkan Durdu, Ahmet R Akar, Mustafa Sirlak
BACKGROUND: This study aims to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ultrasound-accelerated catheter- directed thrombolysis (UACDT) in the treatment of massive and submassive pulmonary embolism (PE). METHODS: We conducted a prospective, observational cohort study of consequtive patients with massive or submassive PE treated with low-dose UACDT using EKOS EkoSonic® system at single center from May 2014 until April 2015. Overall, thirty-eight patients (median age, 64...
February 15, 2017: International Angiology: a Journal of the International Union of Angiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191777/enhanced-expansion-and-sustained-inductive-function-of-skin-derived-precursor-cells-in-computer-controlled-stirred-suspension-bioreactors
#20
Natacha A Agabalyan, Breanna S Borys, Holly D Sparks, Kathryn Boon, Eko W Raharjo, Sepideh Abbasi, Michael S Kallos, Jeff Biernaskie
Endogenous dermal stem cells (DSCs) reside in the adult hair follicle mesenchyme and can be isolated and grown in vitro as self-renewing colonies called skin-derived precursors (SKPs). Following transplantation into skin, SKPs can generate new dermis and reconstitute the dermal papilla and connective tissue sheath, suggesting they could have important therapeutic value for the treatment of skin disease (alopecia) or injury. Controlled cell culture processes must be developed to efficiently and safely generate sufficient stem cell numbers for clinical use...
February 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
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