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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927256/comparison-of-as-pcr-crs-pcr-and-pcr-pira-methods-used-for-screening-cvm-carriers-in-holstein-cattle
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Kozet Avanus, Ahmet Altinel
Complex vertebral malformation (CVM) is an inherited and autosomal recessive disorder of Holstein cattle. The aim of this study was comparing sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values, accuracy and rapidity of three methods; allele specific PCR (AS-PCR), created restriction site PCR (CRS-PCR) and PCR with primer introduced restriction analysis (PCR-PIRA) that were used in identification of CVM carriers in Holstein cattle population. In order to screen G>T mutation in solute carrier family 35 member A3 (SLC35A3) gene DNA sequencing was used as gold standard method...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927245/calcium-homeostasis-in-diabetes-mellitus
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REVIEW
Changhwan Ahn, Ji-Houn Kang, Eui-Bae Jeung
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is becoming a lifestyle-related pandemic disease. Diabetic patients frequently develop electrolyte disorders, especially diabetic ketoacidosis or nonketotic hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome. Such patients show characteristic potassium, magnesium, phosphate, and calcium depletion. In this review, we discuss a homeostatic mechanism that links calcium and DM. We also provide a synthesis of the evidence in favor or against this linking mechanism by presenting recent clinical indications, mainly from veterinary research...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927234/metabolic-profiling-of-central-nervous-system-disease-in-trypanosoma-brucei-rhodesiense-infection
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Sabrina D Lamour, Vincent P Alibu, Elaine Holmes, Jeremy M Sternberg
Background: The progression of Human African Trypanosomiasis from the early hemolymphatic stage to the late meningoencephalitic stage is of critical diagnostic importance as it determines the choice of potentially toxic drug regimens. Current diagnostic criteria involving analysis of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for parasites and/or pleiocytosis are sensitive, but recent evidence suggests that specificity may be poor. Methods: We used an untargeted global metabolic profiling approach for the discovery of novel candidate stage diagnostic markers in CSF from Trypanosoma brucei rhodesiense patients using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927165/air-and-surface-sampling-method-for-assessing-exposures-to-quaternary-ammonium-compounds-using-liquid-chromatography-tandem-mass-spectrometry
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Ryan F LeBouf, Mohammed Abbas Virji, Anand Ranpara, Aleksandr B Stefaniak
This method was designed for sampling select quaternary ammonium (quat) compounds in air or on surfaces followed by analysis using ultraperformance liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry. Target quats were benzethonium chloride, didecyldimethylammonium bromide, benzyldimethyldodecylammonium chloride, benzyldimethyltetradecylammonium chloride, and benzyldimethylhexadecylammonium chloride. For air sampling, polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) filters are recommended for 15-min to 24-hour sampling. For surface sampling, Pro-wipe® 880 (PW) media was chosen...
July 1, 2017: Annals of Work Exposures and Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927158/regulation-of-htra2-on-wt1-gene-expression-under-imatinib-stimulation-and-its-effects-on-the-cell-biology-of-k562-cells
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Lixia Zhang, Yan Li, Xiaoyan Li, Qing Zhang, Shaowei Qiu, Qi Zhang, Min Wang, Haiyan Xing, Qing Rao, Zheng Tian, Kejing Tang, Jianxiang Wang, Yingchang Mi
The aim of the present study was to investigate the regulation of Wilms Tumor 1 (WT1) by serine protease high-temperature requirement protein A2 (HtrA2), a member of the Htr family, in K562 cells. In addition, the study aimed to observe the effect of this regulation on cell biological functions and its associated mechanisms. Expression of WT1 and HtrA2 mRNA, and proteins following imatinib and the HtrA2 inhibitor 5-[5-(2-nitrophenyl) furfuryl iodine]-1, 3-diphenyl-2-thiobarbituric acid (UCF-101) treatment was detected with reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927155/ras-protein-activator-like-1-is-functionally-involved-in-hypoxia-resistance-in-breast-cancer-cells-by-targeting-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE
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Ziming Huang, Rong Wang, Gang Wei, Ran Jiang, Yuan Zheng, Yiwen Tian, Bo Chen, Chunmei Ye, Mingxing Xue, Chunjiao Yu
RAS protein activator-like 1 (RASAL1) is a member of the RAS GTPase-activating protein family, and previous studies indicate that RASAL1 is involved in the progression of hypoxia resistance in breast cancer cells. In the present study, increased levels of hypoxia inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) were observed to be accompanied with increased expression of RASAL1 in the breast cancer cell lines MCF-7 and MDA-MB-231 cells under hypoxia. Based on this, it was postulated that RASAL1 may serve a functional role in the development of hypoxia resistant in breast cancer cells...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927154/resistance-to-the-mtor-inhibitor-everolimus-is-reversed-by-the-downregulation-of-survivin-in-breast-cancer-cells
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Ludovica Taglieri, Francesca De Iuliis, Anna Giuffrida, Sabrina Giantulli, Ida Silvestri, Susanna Scarpa
Everolimus (RAD001) is an inhibitor of mammalian target of rapamycin used in combination with exemestane to treat hormone receptor-positive advanced breast cancer. However, not all patients are equally sensitive to RAD001 and certain patients develop resistance. Therefore, the present study analyzed the mechanisms involved in the resistance of breast cancer cells to RAD001 in order to identify a potential tool to overcome it. The effects of RAD001 on the inhibition of cell viability, on the induction of apoptosis and autophagy and on the regulation of survivin, an anti-apoptotic protein, were evaluated in two breast cancer cell lines: BT474 (luminal B) and MCF7 (luminal A)...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927142/tumour-growth-suppressive-effect-of-arsenic-trioxide-in-squamous-cell-lung-carcinoma
#8
Leanne Lee Leung, Sze-Kwan Lam, Yuan-Yuan Li, James Chung-Man Ho
Lung squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is the second most common subtype of non-small cell lung carcinoma. The anticancer effects of arsenic trioxide (ATO) in lung adenocarcinoma and small-cell lung cancer have previously been reported; however its effects in SCC remain unclear. An MTT assay and western blot analysis were performed to determine cell viability and protein expression, respectively, in the SK-MES-1 and SW900 SCC cell lines following treatment with ATO. Phosphatidylserine externalization, mitochondrial membrane depolarization and cell cycle distribution were studied using flow cytometry and the in vivo effects of ATO on tumour growth were investigated with a xenograft model...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927127/vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-and-protein-level-in-pleural-effusion-for-differentiating-malignant-from-benign-pleural-effusion
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Da-Wei Wu, Wei-An Chang, Kuan-Ting Liu, Meng-Chi Yen, Po-Lin Kuo
Pleural effusion is associated with multiple benign and malignant conditions. Currently no biomarkers differentiate malignant pleural effusion (MPE) and benign pleural effusion (BPE) sensitively and specifically. The present study identified a novel combination of biomarkers in pleural effusion for differentiating MPE from BPE by enrolling 75 patients, 34 with BPE and 41 with MPE. The levels of lactate dehydrogenase, glucose, protein, and total cell, neutrophil, monocyte and lymphocyte counts in the pleural effusion were measured...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927112/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-pc-9-cells-exhibit-increased-sensitivity-to-gemcitabine-and-vinorelbine-upon-acquiring-resistance-to-egfr-tyrosine-kinase-inhibitors
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Junko Hamamoto, Hiroyuki Yasuda, Kaito Aizawa, Makoto Nishino, Shigenari Nukaga, Toshiyuki Hirano, Ichiro Kawada, Katsuhiko Naoki, Tomoko Betsuyaku, Kenzo Soejima
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (EGFR-TKIs) are widely used for the treatment of non-small cell lung cancers (NSCLCs) harboring EGFR-activating mutations. However, lung cancer cells inevitably acquire resistance to these EGFR-TKIs. The majority of patients whose lung cancer acquires resistance to EGFR-TKIs are subjected to treatment using cytotoxic agents. The present study aimed to determine if lung cancer cells acquiring resistance to EGFR-TKIs also develop altered sensitivity to cytotoxic agents...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927106/association-between-mdr1-gene-of-gastrointestinal-tumors-the-expression-of-p-glycoprotein-and-resistance-to-chemotherapeutic-drugs
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Jian-Li Su, Cheng-Hong Wang, Hong-Gang Kang, Jing Zhang, Bao-Zhong Wang, Mei-Rong Liu, Jun Zhao, Lin Liu
The aim of the present study was to examine and discuss the association between multidrug resistance 1 gene (MDR1) of gastrointestinal tumors, the expression of P-glycoprotein and resistance to chemotherapeutic drugs. In this study, 126 cases of patients with gastrointestinal tumors admitted to hospital from February 2013 to February 2015 were selected. The expression levels of MDR1 gene were obsreved in the control population and patients before and after treatment by fluoresecent quantitative PCR. The protein expression level of P-glycoprotein was determined using western blotting and enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927101/effects-of-p38mapk-mediated-excision-repair-cross-complementation-1-expression-on-prognosis-of-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#12
Dan He, Xiaomei Ma, Zhenhua Wu, Yang Wang, Shuyuan Zhao, Feng Han, Wei Sun
The present study aimed to investigate the effects of excision repair cross-complementation 1 (ERCC1) expression on the prognosis of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A total of 140 patients with NSCLC who underwent radical resection were included. Immunohistochemical staining was performed on the tissue specimens obtained from patients and correlation analysis was used to determine the association between ERCC1 expression and clinicopathological characteristics. Cell proliferation was assessed using an MTT assay...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927081/application-of-pirarubicin-photosensitizer-fluorescence-cystoscopy-in-early-detection-of-bladder-cancer
#13
Bo Jiang, Yang Dong, Houguang He, Conghui Han
The aim of this study was to investigate the value of pirarubicin (THP) photosensitizer fluorescence cystoscopy for the early diagnosis of bladder cancer. From January 2012 to June 2015, 25 patients with painless gross hematuria, were injected with THP 15 min prior to surgery and subsequently underwent fluorescence cystoscopy examination. Locations of tumors were recorded and biopsies were performed (total of 109 biopsies) under white and fluorescence light guidance. Biopsies were conducted at the THP-positive and -negative areas under white light and THP-positive areas under fluorescence light...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927072/arsenic-trioxide-potentiates-sensitivity-of-multiple-myeloma-cells-to-lenalidomide-by-upregulating-cereblon-expression-levels
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Yuan Jian, Wen Gao, Chuanying Geng, Huixing Zhou, Yun Leng, Yanchen Li, Wenming Chen
The mechanism of the anti-myeloma effect of the immunomodulatory drug lenalidomide relies upon the binding of lenalidomide or an analogue to cereblon (CRBN) ubiquitin ligase, which inhibits it and results in the degradation of Ikaros-family zinc finger proteins 1 and 3 (IKZF1 and IKZF3). To determine whether the traditional Chinese medicine arsenic trioxide, could potentiate sensitivity of multiple myeloma (MM) cells to lenalidomide and identify the mechanism by which this happens, the present study investigated how arsenic trioxide affected CRBN on MM cell lines and examined the anti-myeloma effect and mechanism in the combination of arsenic trioxide and lenalidomide...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927070/amentoflavone-enhances-sorafenib-induced-apoptosis-through-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-pathways-in-sorafenib-resistant-hepatocellular-carcinoma-sk-hep1-cells-in-vitro
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Wei-Lung Chen, Chia-Ling Hsieh, Jiann-Hwa Chen, Chih-Sheng Huang, Wei-Ting Chen, Yu-Cheng Kuo, Cheng-Yu Chen, Fei-Ting Hsu
The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of amentoflavone on sorafenib-induced apoptosis in sorafenib-resistant hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells. The sorafenib-resistant SK-Hep1 (SK-Hep1R) cell line was established for the present study. Initially, the differences in sorafenib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis between wild-type SK-Hep1 and SK-Hep1R cells were verified using the MTT assay and flow cytometry. The effects of amentoflavone on sorafenib-induced cytotoxicity and apoptosis were then investigated using MTT, flow cytometry, DNA gel electrophoresis and western blot analysis...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927040/overexpression-of-dendritic-cell-specific-intercellular-adhesion-molecule-3-grabbing-nonintegrin-related-protein-in-cervical-cancer-and-correlation-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-antigen
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Xiangdong Wang, Yangmei Jiang, Menglang Yuan, Chunlin Chen, Keyong Wang, Qianshi Zhang, Yunfei Zuo, Shuangyi Ren
Dendritic cell-specific intercellular adhesion molecule-3-grabbing nonintegrin-related protein (DC-SIGNR) is a type II transmembrane protein that has been reported to bind to various pathogens and participate in immunoregulation and tumorigenesis. However, further research is required to investigate whether the level of DC-SIGNR and cervical cancer are associated. The present study aimed to explore the clinical diagnostic significance of DC-SIGNR in cervical cancer. Immunohistochemical staining of DC-SIGNR was performed in samples from 25 patients with early stage cervical cancer, 14 patients with cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) and cervical polyp samples from 15 individuals...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927024/in-vitro-activities-of-enantiopure-and-racemic-1-acetoxychavicol-acetate-against-clinical-isolates-of-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Saradee Warit, Kamolchanok Rukseree, Therdsak Prammananan, Poonpilas Hongmanee, Pamaree Billamas, Sarinya Jaitrong, Angkana Chaiprasert, Birgit U Jaki, Guido F Pauli, Scott G Franzblau, Prasit Palittapongarnpim
In the process of evaluating the effect of several plant extracts against Mycobacterium tuberculosis using the Microplate Alamar Blue Assay (MABA), an extract of Thai herb Alpinia galanga rhizome and its major component, 1'-acetoxychavicol acetate (ACA), exhibited marked anti-tuberculosis activity. The minimal inhibition concentrations (MICs) of the S-enantiomer of ACA (S-ACA) against M. tuberculosis H37Ra ATCC 25177 and H37Rv ATCC 27294 strains were 0.2 µg/mL and 0.7 µg/mL, respectively. More than 95% of 100 drug-sensitive and 50 drug-resistant mycobacterial clinical isolates were inhibited by extracted S-ACA at 1...
September 18, 2017: Scientia Pharmaceutica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927022/salt-stress-response-mechanisms-using-de-novo-transcriptome-sequencing-of-salt-tolerant-and-sensitive-corchorus-spp-genotypes
#18
Zemao Yang, Ruike Lu, Zhigang Dai, An Yan, Qing Tang, Chaohua Cheng, Ying Xu, Wenting Yang, Jianguang Su
High salinity is a major environmental stressor for crops. To understand the regulatory mechanisms underlying salt tolerance, we conducted a comparative transcriptome analysis between salt-tolerant and salt-sensitive jute (Corchorus spp.) genotypes in leaf and root tissues under salt stress and control conditions. In total, 68,961 unigenes were identified. Additionally, 11,100 unigenes (including 385 transcription factors (TFs)) exhibited significant differential expression in salt-tolerant or salt-sensitive genotypes...
September 18, 2017: Genes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927020/stable-carbon-isotope-composition-of-the-lipids-in-natural-ophiocordyceps-sinensis-from-major-habitats-in-china-and-its-substitutes
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Lian-Xian Guo, Xiao-Ming Xu, Yue-Hui Hong, Yan Li, Jiang-Hai Wang
Ophiocordyceps sinensis is one rare medicinal fungus produced in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Its quality and price varies hugely with different habitat, and its numerous substitutes have sprung up in functional food markets. This paper aims to discriminate the geographic origin of wild O. sinensis and its substitutes via element analyzer-isotope ratio mass spectrometry and gas chromatography-isotope ratio mass spectrometry. The δ(13)C values of major fatty acids in the lipids of O. sinensis are characterized unanimously by the variation relation C18:0 < C18:2 ≈ C16:0 < C18:1, while their fluctuation intervals are notably different between those of neutral and polar lipids...
September 18, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927013/transcription-factors-responding-to-pb-stress-in-maize
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Yanling Zhang, Fei Ge, Fengxia Hou, Wenting Sun, Qi Zheng, Xiaoxiang Zhang, Langlang Ma, Jun Fu, Xiujing He, Huanwei Peng, Guangtang Pan, Yaou Shen
Pb can damage the physiological function of human organs by entering the human body via food-chain enrichment. Revealing the mechanisms of maize tolerance to Pb is critical for preventing this. In this study, a Pb-tolerant maize inbred line, 178, was used to analyse transcription factors (TFs) expressed under Pb stress based on RNA sequencing data. A total of 464 genes expressed in control check (CK) or Pb treatment samples were annotated as TFs. Among them, 262 differentially expressed transcription factors (DETs) were identified that responded to Pb treatment...
September 18, 2017: Genes
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