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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654782/revisiting-blood-brain-barrier-a-chromatographic-approach
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Xavier Subirats, Laura Muñoz-Pascual, Michael H Abraham, Martí Rosés
Drugs designed to reach a pharmacological CNS target must be effectively transported across the blood-brain barrier (BBB), a thin monolayer of endothelial cells tightly attached together between the blood and the brain parenchyma. Because of the lipidic nature of the BBB, several physicochemical partition models have been studied as surrogates for the passive permeation of potential drug candidates across the BBB (octanol-water, alkane-water, PAMPA...). In the last years, biopartition chromatography is gaining importance as a noncellular system for the estimation of biological properties in early stages of drug development...
June 17, 2017: Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654572/quantifying-decreased-radiation-exposure-from-modern-ct-scan-technology-and-surveillance-programs-of-germ-cell-tumors
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Stephanie A Howard, Michael H Rosenthal, Lei Qin, Shanna A Matalon, Brandon D Bernard, Clair J Beard, Christopher J Sweeney
INTRODUCTION: Upgrading computerized tomography (CT) scanners to iterative reconstruction techniques (IRT) decreases radiation dose. This reduction, combined with changes in surveillance protocols in clinical stage I testicular cancer (CS1TC) measurably decrease the lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of dying of radiation-associated cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-approved study enrolled 24 CS1TC patients who had CT scans on the same Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT before and after IRT software installation...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654095/polygenic-risk-has-an-impact-on-the-structural-plasticity-of-hippocampal-subfields-during-aerobic-exercise-combined-with-cognitive-remediation-in-multi-episode-schizophrenia
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S Papiol, D Popovic, D Keeser, A Hasan, T Schneider-Axmann, F Degenhardt, M J Rossner, H Bickeböller, A Schmitt, P Falkai, B Malchow
Preliminary studies suggest that, besides improving cognition, aerobic exercise might increase hippocampal volume in schizophrenia patients; however, results are not consistent. Individual mechanisms of volume changes are unknown but might be connected to the load of risk genes. Genome-wide association studies have uncovered the polygenic architecture of schizophrenia. The secondary analysis presented here aimed to determine the modulatory role of schizophrenia polygenic risk scores (PRSs) on volume changes in the total hippocampus and cornu ammonis (CA) 1, CA2/3, CA4/dentate gyrus (DG) and subiculum over time...
June 27, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653607/overexpression-of-glutathione-s-transferase-p1-inhibits-the-viability-and-motility-of-prostate-cancer-via-targeting-myc-and-inactivating-the-mek-erk1-2-pathways
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Xiu-Xin Wang, Hong-Tao Jia, Hua Yang, Mao-Hua Luo, Tao Sun
Prostate cancer (PC) is one of the most common malignancies of men. Glutathione S-transferase P1 (GSTP1) has been suggested to play a protective role in the prostate. The proto-oncogene MYC has been extensively proved to be a key regulator of tumor transformation from early stage to malignant. Our study aims to investigate the mechanism of GSTP1 in the biological behavior of PC. Compared with normal prostate tissues, the expression of GSTP1 was decreased in PC tissues. Conversely, the level of MYC was increased in PC tissues compared with normal tissues...
June 19, 2017: Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653440/treatment-of-breast-cancer-related-lymphedema-with-adipose-derived-regenerative-cells-and-fat-grafts-a-feasibility-and-safety-study
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Navid Mohamadpour Toyserkani, Charlotte Harken Jensen, Ditte Caroline Andersen, Søren Paludan Sheikh, Jens Ahm Sørensen
Breast cancer-related lymphedema (BCRL) is a debilitating late complication with a lack of treatment opportunities. Recent studies have suggested that mesenchymal stromal cells can alleviate lymphedema. Herein, we report the results from the first human pilot study with freshly isolated adipose-derived regenerative cells (ADRC) for treating lymphedema with 6 months follow-up. Ten BCRL patients were included. ADRC was injected directly into the axillary region, which was combined with a scar-releasing fat graft procedure...
June 27, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653354/a-new-strategy-for-umbilical-cord-blood-collection-developed-at-the-first-colombian-public-cord-blood-bank-increases-total-nucleated-cell-content
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Diana Vanegas, Lady Triviño, Cristian Galindo, Leidy Franco, Gustavo Salguero, Bernardo Camacho, Ana-María Perdomo-Arciniegas
BACKGROUND: The total nucleated cell dosage of umbilical cord blood (UCB) is an important factor in determining successful allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation after a minimum human leukocyte antigen donor-recipient match. The northern South American population is in need of a new-generation cord blood bank that cryopreserves only units with high total nucleated cell content, thereby increasing the likelihood of use. Colombia set up a public cord blood bank in 2014; and, as a result of its research for improving high total nucleated cell content, a new strategy for UCB collection was developed...
June 26, 2017: Transfusion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652996/mitochondrial-stress-and-activation-of-pi3k-and-akt-survival-pathway-in-bladder-ischemia
#7
Jing-Hua Yang, Mike B Siroky, Subbarao V Yalla, Kazem M Azadzoi
PURPOSE: Detrusor overactivity contributes to bothersome constellation of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) in men and women as they age. However, the underlying mechanisms of non-obstructive detrusor overactivity and LUTS remain largely unknown. Growing evidence suggests that ischemia may be an independent factor in the development of non-obstructive bladder dysfunction. Our goal was to determine the effects of ischemia on detrusor function and voiding behavior and define redox-mediated cellular stress and cell survival signaling in the ischemic bladder...
2017: Research and Reports in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652734/luminescent-magnetic-plga-based-hybrid-nanocomposites-a-smart-nanocarrier-system-for-targeted-codelivery-and-dual-modality-imaging-in-cancer-theranostics
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Xue Shen, Tingting Li, Zhongyuan Chen, Yue Geng, Xiaoxue Xie, Shun Li, Hong Yang, Chunhui Wu, Yiyao Liu
Cancer diagnosis and treatment represent an urgent medical need given the rising cancer incidence over the past few decades. Cancer theranostics, namely, the combination of diagnostics and therapeutics within a single agent, are being developed using various anticancer drug-, siRNA-, or inorganic materials-loaded nanocarriers. Herein, we demonstrate a strategy of encapsulating quantum dots, superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanocrystals, and doxorubicin (DOX) into biodegradable poly(d,l-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) polymeric nanocomposites using the double emulsion solvent evaporation method, followed by coupling to the amine group of polyethyleneimine premodified with polyethylene glycol-folic acid (PEI-PEG-FA [PPF]) segments and adsorption of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF)-targeted small hairpin RNA (shRNA)...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652077/vitamin-c-deficiency-exacerbates-diabetic-glomerular-injury-through-activation-of-transforming-growth-factor-%C3%AE-signaling
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Xing Ji, Xinhua Hu, Chaochun Zou, Hongfeng Ruan, Xueying Fan, Chao Tang, Wei Shi, Liu Mei, Haibin Zhu, Musaddique Hussain, Linghui Zeng, Xiaodong Zhang, Ximei Wu
BACKGROUND: The hyperglycemia and hyperoxidation that characterize diabetes lead to reduced vitamin C (VC) in diabetic humans and experimentally diabetic animals. Herein, we access the effects of VC deficiency on the diabetic kidney injury and explore the underlying mechanism. METHODS: l-gulonolactone oxidase conventional knockout (Gulo(-/-)) mice genetically unable to synthesize VC were subjected to streptozotocin-induced diabetic kidney injury and the role of VC deficiency was evaluated by biochemical and histological approaches...
June 23, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651901/benchmarking-numerical-codes-for-tracer-transport-with-the-aid-of-laboratory-scale-experiments-in-2d-heterogeneous-porous-media
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Fadji Hassane Maina, Philippe Ackerer, Anis Younes, Alberto Guadagnini, Brian Berkowitz
We present a combined experimental and numerical modeling study that addresses two principal questions: (i) is any particular Eulerian-based method used to solve the classical advection-dispersion equation (ADE) clearly superior (relative to the others), in terms of yielding solutions that reproduce BTCs of the kind that are typically sampled at the outlet of a laboratory cell? and (ii) in the presence of matches of comparable quality against such BTCs, do any of these methods render different (or similar) numerical BTCs at locations within the domain? To address these questions, we obtained measurements from carefully controlled laboratory experiments, and employ them as a reference against which numerical results are benchmarked and compared...
June 7, 2017: Journal of Contaminant Hydrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651195/stereological-and-biophysical-characteristics-of-the-ovine-surfactant-system-and-its-changes-caused-by-ovine-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma
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Ariane Jörger, Christa Acevedo, Diana Busley, Martin Ganter, Andreas Schmiedl, Esther Humann-Ziehank
Surfactant covers the inner surface of lung alveoli and lowers the surface tension to prevent alveoli from collapsing. A lack of surfactant or its dysfunction causes dyspnea. The Jaagsiekte Sheep Retrovirus (JSRV) causes ovine pulmonary adenocarcinoma (OPA), whose typical clinical appearance is fluid running from nostrils. This fluid might contain surfactant as alveolar type II pneumocytes (AEII) are target cells for JSRV. Therefore, the progressive dyspnea during OPA might be caused partially by surfactant alterations...
June 15, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650643/high-pressure-study-of-perovskites-and-postperovskites-in-the-mg-fe-geo3-system
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Camelia V Stan, Rajkrishna Dutta, Robert J Cava, Vitali B Prakapenka, Thomas S Duffy
The effect of incorporation of Fe(2+) on the perovskite (Pbnm) and postperovskite (Cmcm) structures was investigated in the (Mg,Fe)GeO3 system at high pressures and temperatures using laser-heated diamond anvil cell and synchrotron X-ray diffraction. Samples with compositions of Mg# ≥ 48 were shown to transform to the perovskite (∼30 GPa and ∼1500 K) and postperovskite (>55 GPa, ∼1600-1800 K) structures. Compositions with Mg# ≥ 78 formed single-phase perovskite and postperovskite, whereas those with Mg# < 78 showed evidence for partial decomposition...
June 26, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650531/cover-image-volume-114-number-8-august-2017
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Xuan Droz, Niamh Harraghy, Etienne Lançon, Valérie Le Fourn, David Calabrese, Thierry Colombet, Pascal Liechti, Amar Rida, Pierre-Alain Girod, Nicolas Mermod
Cover Legend The cover image, by Xuan Droz et al., is based on the Article Automated microfluidic sorting of mammalian cells labeled with magnetic microparticles for those that efficiently express and secrete a protein of interest, DOI: 10.1002/bit.26270.
August 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649750/vasopressin-physiology-assessment-and-osmosentation
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Lise Bankir, Daniel G Bichet, Nils G Morgenthaler
Vasopressin (AVP) plays a major role in the regulation of water and sodium homeostasis by its antidiuretic action on the kidney, mediated by V2 receptors. AVP secretion is stimulated by a rise in plasma osmolality, a decline in blood volume, or stress. V1a receptors are expressed in vascular smooth muscle cells but the role of vasopressin in blood pressure regulation is still a matter of debate. AVP may also play a role in some metabolic pathways, including gluconeogenesis, through its action on V1a receptors expressed in the liver...
June 25, 2017: Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649380/gitr-ligand-fusion-protein-agonist-enhances-the-tumor-antigen-specific-cd8-t-cell-response-and-leads-to-long-lasting-memory
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Nick M Durham, Nick Holoweckyj, Randall S MacGill, Kelly McGlinchey, Ching Ching Leow, Scott H Robbins
BACKGROUND: The expansion of antigen-specific CD8 T cells is important in generating an effective and long-lasting immune response to tumors and viruses. Glucocorticoid-induced tumor necrosis factor receptor family-related receptor (GITR) is a co-stimulatory receptor that binds the GITR ligand (GITRL). Agonism of GITR can produce important signals that drive expansion of effector T cell populations. METHODS: We explored two separate murine tumor models, CT26 and TC-1, for responsiveness to GITR Ligand Fusion Protein(GITRL-FP) monotherapy...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649223/pretreatment-with-sodium-phenylbutyrate-alleviates-cerebral-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-upregulating-dj-1-protein
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Rui-Xin Yang, Jie Lei, Bo-Dong Wang, Da-Yun Feng, Lu Huang, Yu-Qian Li, Tao Li, Gang Zhu, Chen Li, Fang-Fang Lu, Tie-Jian Nie, Guo-Dong Gao, Li Gao
Oxidative stress and mitochondrial dysfunction play critical roles in ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. DJ-1 is an endogenous antioxidant that attenuates oxidative stress and maintains mitochondrial function, likely acting as a protector of I/R injury. In the present study, we explored the protective effect of a possible DJ-1 agonist, sodium phenylbutyrate (SPB), against I/R injury by protecting mitochondrial dysfunction via the upregulation of DJ-1 protein. Pretreatment with SPB upregulated the DJ-1 protein level and rescued the I/R injury-induced DJ-1 decrease about 50% both in vivo and in vitro...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648841/fine-needle-aspiration-combined-with-matrix-assisted-laser-desorption-ionization-time-of-flight-mass-spectrometry-to-characterize-lipid-biomarkers-for-diagnosing-accuracy-of-breast-cancer
#17
Yi-Tzu Cho, Hung Su, Yi-Yan Chiang, Jentaie Shiea, Shyng-Shiou F Yuan, Wen-Chun Hung, Yao-Tsung Yeh, Ming-Feng Hou
BACKGROUND: Fine needle aspiration (FNA) cytology has been widely used for pathologic assessment of breast lesions. However, the examination suffers a risk of false-negative results owing to insufficient sample volumes, inaccurate sampling positions, nondefinitive cytologic features, or suboptimal cell preservation. One approach to improve its accuracy is using modern mass spectrometry to detect disease biomarkers, of which the tissue samples are collected through FNA. METHODS: The biological compounds in the FNA tissue samples were extracted and characterized by matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight/mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF/MS)...
May 25, 2017: Clinical Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648603/effects-of-brn2-overexpression-on-eccrine-sweat-gland-development-in-the-mouse-paw
#18
Min Keun Chee, Seong Kyeong Jo, Kyung Cheol Sohn, Chang Deok Kim, Jeung-Hoon Lee, Young Ho Lee
Eccrine sweat glands regulate body temperature by secreting water and electrolytes. In humans, eccrine sweat glands are ubiquitous in the skin, except in the lips and external genitalia. In mice, eccrine sweat glands are present only in the paw pad. Brn2 is a protein belonging to a large family of transcription factors. A few studies have examined Brn2 in melanoma cells and epidermal keratinocytes. This study investigated changes in the skin in the K5-Brn2 transgenic mouse, which overexpresses Brn2 and contains the keratin 5 promotor...
June 22, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648474/combining-left-ventricular-volume-reduction-techniques-with-cell-therapies-quo-vadis
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Stavros G Drakos
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June 22, 2017: Hellenic Journal of Cardiology: HJC, Hellēnikē Kardiologikē Epitheōrēsē
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648404/osthole-inhibits-intimal-hyperplasia-by-regulating-the-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-and-tgf-%C3%AE-1-smad2-signalling-pathways-in-the-rat-carotid-artery-after-balloon-injury
#20
Yi-Qi Li, Jun-Yi Wang, Zhi-Qiang Qian, Ye-Li Li, Wen-Na Li, Yang Gao, Dan-Li Yang
Osthole (7-methoxy-8-isopentenoxy-coumarin), a compound extracted from Cnidiummonnieri (L.) Cusson seeds, has been found to exhibit potent therapeutic effects in cancer due to its ability to inhibit inflammation and cell proliferation. However, its effects on arterial wall hypertrophy-related diseases remain unclear. Therefore, in this study, we aimed to investigate the effects of Osthole on intimal hyperplasia in a rat model of carotid artery balloon injury. We established the balloon-induced carotid artery injury rat model in male Sprague-Dawley rats, after which we administered Osthole (20mg/kg/day or 40mg/kg/day) or volume-matched normal saline orally by gavage for 14 consecutive days...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
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