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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723729/wnt-signaling-in-cardiovascular-disease-opportunities-and-challenges
#1
Austin Gay, Dwight A Towler
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Cardiometabolic diseases increasingly afflict our aging, dysmetabolic population. Complex signals regulating low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein (LRP) and frizzled protein family members - the plasma membrane receptors for the cadre of Wnt polypeptide morphogens - contribute to the control of cardiovascular homeostasis. RECENT FINDINGS: Both canonical (β-catenin-dependent) and noncanonical (β-catenin-independent) Wnt signaling programs control vascular smooth muscle (VSM) cell phenotypic modulation in cardiometabolic disease...
July 18, 2017: Current Opinion in Lipidology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28722668/coupling-to-a-cancer-selective-heparan-sulfate-targeted-branched-peptide-can-by-pass-breast-cancer-cell-resistance-to-methotrexate
#2
Lorenzo Depau, Jlenia Brunetti, Chiara Falciani, Silvia Scali, Giulia Riolo, Elisabetta Mandarini, Alessandro Pini, Luisa Bracci
Cancer-selective tetra-branched peptides, named NT4, can be coupled to different functional units for cancer cell imaging or therapy. NT4 peptides specifically bind to lipoprotein receptor-related proteins (LRP) receptors and to heparan sulfate chains on membrane proteoglycans and can be efficiently internalized by cancer cells expressing these membrane targets. Since binding and internalization of NT4 peptides is mediated by specific NT4 receptors on cancer cell membranes and this may allow drug resistance produced by drug membrane transporters to be by-passed, we tested the ability of drug-armed NT4 to by-pass drug resistance in cancer cell lines...
July 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714885/differences-in-genetic-background-contribute-to-pseudomonas-exotoxin-a-induced-hepatotoxicity-in-rats
#3
Chien-Chao Chiu, Yu-Chih Wang, Wen-Ching Huang, Yi-Hsun Chen, Shao-Wen Hung, Yen-Te Huang, Hsiao-Li Chuang, Yi-Chih Chang
Pseudomonas aeruginosa exotoxin A (PEA) causes severe hepatotoxicity in experimental animals and is useful in investigations of immune-mediated liver injury. However, strain differences in the sensitivity to PEA-induced hepatotoxicity in rats remains be elucidated. In this study, we determined the severity of PEA-induced hepatotoxicity in six genetically different rat strains. Male LE (Long Evans), Wistar, F344, WKY, BN/SsN and LEW rats were administered a single intravenous injection of PEA (20 μg/kg). Significantly elevated serum ALT and AST levels, massive necrosis and hemorrhage, and numerous TUNEL-positive hepatocytes were observed in BN/SsN rats...
July 15, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710453/intrinsic-dynamics-study-identifies-two-amino-acids-of-timp-1-critical-for-its-lrp-1-mediated-endocytosis-in-neurons
#4
Laurie Verzeaux, Nicolas Belloy, Jessica Thevenard-Devy, Jérôme Devy, Géraldine Ferracci, Laurent Martiny, Stéphane Dedieu, Manuel Dauchez, Hervé Emonard, Nicolas Etique, Emmanuelle Devarenne-Charpentier
The tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases-1 (TIMP-1) exerts inhibitory activity against matrix metalloproteinases and cytokine-like effects. We previously showed that TIMP-1 reduces neurite outgrowth in mouse cortical neurons and that this cytokine-like effect depends on TIMP-1 endocytosis mediated by the low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP-1). To gain insight into the interaction between TIMP-1 and LRP-1, we considered conformational changes that occur when a ligand binds to its receptor...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702835/early-response-activation-in-repetition-priming-an-lrp-study
#5
Christian Valt, Birgit Stürmer, Werner Sommer, Stephan Boehm
According to recent interpretations of repetition priming, response codes are automatically bound to a stimulus and retrieved during successive presentations of the stimulus, hence, affecting its current processing. Despite a solid corpus of behavioural evidence in line with this interpretation, electrophysiological studies have reported contrasting results regarding the nature and the timing of response code retrieval. The present experiment aims to establish at which stage of information processing decision and action codes are retrieved in repetition priming...
July 12, 2017: Experimental Brain Research. Experimentelle Hirnforschung. Expérimentation Cérébrale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669880/role-of-vitamin-d-in-amyloid-clearance-via-lrp-1-upregulation-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-potential-therapeutic-target
#6
REVIEW
Parmi Patel, Jigna Shah
Amyloid beta (Aβ) deposition is considered to be one of the primary reason to trigger Alzheimer's disease (AD). Literature clearly suggests decline in Aβ clearance to be accountable for progression of late onset AD as compared to augmented Aβ production. There may be several pathways for Aβ clearance out of which one of the major pathway is the vascular-mediated removal of Aβ from the brain across the blood-brain barrier (BBB) via efflux pumps or receptors. Among Aβ scavenger receptors, low density lipoprotein receptor related protein (LRP-1) has been most extensively studied...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Chemical Neuroanatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665458/a-robotic-needle-driver-to-facilitate-vescico-urethral-anastomosis-during-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
#7
Virginia Varca, Andrea Benelli, Francesco Pietrantuono, Nazareno Suardi, Andrea Gregori, Franco Gaboardi
PURPOSE: The completion of the vescico-urethral anastomosis (VUA) represents the most critical step of laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP), and it can often discourage the use of minimally invasive surgery in less experienced laparoscopic surgeons. The aim of this paper is to evaluate the usefulness of a new robotic needle driver named Dextérité in performing the VUA after LRP. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective randomized clinical study enrolled 40 consecutive patients eligible for LRP, which were randomized into four groups: group A, patients undergoing LRP done by an expert surgeon; group B, patients undergoing robotic-assisted radical prostatectomy (RARP) performed by the same expert surgeon; group C, patients undergoing LRP performed by a young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve; group D, patients undergoing LRP performed by another young surgeon at the beginning of the learning curve with the aid of Dextérité needle driver for completion of the VUA...
June 19, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663937/luxs-dependent-ai-2-production-is-not-involved-in-global-regulation-of-natural-product-biosynthesis-in-photorhabdus-and-xenorhabdus
#8
Antje K Heinrich, Merle Hirschmann, Nick Neubacher, Helge B Bode
The Gram-negative bacteria Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus are known to produce a variety of different natural products (NP). These compounds play different roles since the bacteria live in symbiosis with nematodes and are pathogenic to insect larvae in the soil. Thus, a fine tuned regulatory system controlling NP biosynthesis is indispensable. Global regulators such as Hfq, Lrp, LeuO and HexA have been shown to influence NP production of Photorhabdus and Xenorhabdus. Additionally, photopyrones as quorum sensing (QS) signals were demonstrated to be involved in the regulation of NP production in Photorhabdus...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661264/efficacy-of-solifenacin-in-the-prevention-of-short-term-complications-after-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
#9
Ranxing Yang, Lijie Liu, Gaofeng Li, Jianjun Yu
Objective To evaluate the efficacy of solifenacin in the prevention of short-term complications after laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP). Methods This randomized placebo-controlled study enrolled patients with histologically proven prostate cancer who underwent LRP. The patients were randomized to receive either solifenacin (5 mg once daily; study group) or placebo (control group) for the 15-day period beginning on the first day after surgery. The mean duration of detrusor overactivity (DO), the frequency of DO, the duration of macroscopic haematuria, and the days before catheter removal were recorded...
January 1, 2017: Journal of International Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659595/cellular-uptake-of-prommp-2-timp-2-complexes-by-the-endocytic-receptor-megalin-lrp-2
#10
Manuel Johanns, Pascale Lemoine, Virginie Janssens, Giuseppina Grieco, Soren K Moestrup, Rikke Nielsen, Erik I Christensen, Pierre J Courtoy, Hervé Emonard, Etienne Marbaix, Patrick Henriet
Matrix metalloproteinases (MMPs) are regulated at multiple transcriptional and post-transcriptional levels, among which receptor-mediated endocytic clearance. We previously showed that low-density lipoprotein receptor-related protein-1 (LRP-1) mediates the clearance of a complex between the zymogen form of MMP-2 (proMMP-2) and tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinases, TIMP-2, in HT1080 human fibrosarcoma cells. Here we show that, in BN16 rat yolk sac cells, proMMP-2:TIMP-2 complex is endocytosed through a distinct LRP member, megalin/LRP-2...
June 28, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657722/hydrolyzable-poly-poly-ethylene-glycol-methyl-ether-acrylate-colistin-prodrugs-through-copper-mediated-photoinduced-living-radical-polymerization
#11
Chongyu Zhu, Elena K Schneider, Vasiliki Nikolaou, Tobias Klein, Jian Li, Thomas P Davis, Michael R Whittaker, Paul Wilson, Kristian Kempe, Tony Velkov, David M Haddleton
Through the recently developed copper-mediated photoinduced living radical polymerization (CP-LRP), a novel and well-defined polymeric prodrug of the antimicrobial lipopeptide colistin has been developed. A colistin initiator (Boc5-col-Br2) was synthesized through the modification of colistin on both of its threonine residues using a cleavable initiator linker, 2-(2-bromo-2-methylpropanoyloxy) acetic acid (BMPAA), and used for the polymerization of acrylates via CP-LRP. Polymerization proceeds from both sites of the colistin initiator, and through the polymerization of poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether acrylate (PEGA480), three water-soluble polymer-colistin conjugates (col-PPEGA, having degrees of polymerization of 5, 10, and 20) were achieved with high yield (conversion of ≥93%) and narrow dispersities (Đ < 1...
July 7, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656750/ultrafast-set-lrp-with-peptoid-cytostatic-drugs-as-monofunctional-and-bifunctional-initiators
#12
Gerard Lligadas, Mojtaba Enayati, Silvia Grama, Rauan Smail, Samuel E Sherman, Virgil Percec
To continue expanding the use of Single Electron Transfer-Living Radical Polymerization (SET-LRP) in applications at the interface between macromolecular science, biomacromolecules, biology and medicine, it is essential to develop novel initiators that do not compromise the structural stability of synthesized polymers in biological environments. Here, we report that stable 2-bromopropionyl peptoid-type initiators such as 1,4-bis(2-bromopropionyl)piperazine and 4-(2-bromopropionyl)morpholine are an alternative that meets the standards reached by the well-known secondary and tertiary α-haloester-type initiators in terms of excellent control over molecular weight evolution and distribution as well as polymer chain ends...
July 10, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647818/assessment-of-the-effect-of-systemic-delivery-of-sclerostin-antibodies-on-wnt-signaling-in-distraction-osteogenesis
#13
Mohammad M Alzahrani, Asim M Makhdom, Frank Rauch, Dominique Lauzier, Maria Kotsiopriftis, Saber Ghadakzadeh, Reggie C Hamdy
Sclerostin is a known inhibitor of the Wnt signaling pathway which is involved in osteogenesis and, when inactivated, stimulates bone formation. To our knowledge, this effect has not been studied in the context of distraction osteogenesis (DO). Tibial DO was conducted on a total of 24 wild-type mice, which were then divided into 2 groups-a saline injection group (control) and an anti-sclerostin (Scl-Ab) injection group (treatment). The mice in the treatment group received 100 mg/kg intravenous injections of the antibody weekly until killing...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601893/characterization-of-an-lrp-asnc-family-regulator-sco3361-controlling-actinorhodin-production-and-morphological-development-in-streptomyces-coelicolor
#14
Jing Liu, Jie Li, Hong Dong, Yunfu Chen, Yansheng Wang, Hang Wu, Changrun Li, David T Weaver, Lixin Zhang, Buchang Zhang
Lrp/AsnC family regulators have been found in many bacteria as crucial regulators controlling diverse cellular processes. By genomic alignment, we found that SCO3361, an Lrp/AsnC family protein from Streptomyces coelicolor, shared the highest similarity to the SACE_Lrp from Saccharopolyspora erythraea. Deletion of SCO3361 led to dramatic reduction in actinorhodin (Act) production and delay in aerial mycelium formation and sporulation on solid media. Dissection of the mechanism underlying the function of SCO3361 in Act production revealed that it altered the transcription of the cluster-situated regulator gene actII-ORF4 by directly binding to its promoter...
June 11, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28597042/cisplatin-induces-expression-of-drug-resistance-related-genes-through-c-jun-n-terminal-kinase-pathway-in-human-lung-cancer-cells
#15
Li Xu, Yingya Fu, Youlun Li, Xiaoli Han
PURPOSE: Change of multidrug resistance-related genes (e.g., lung resistance protein, LRP) and overexpression of anti-apoptotic genes (Bcl-2, Bcl-Xl, XIAP, Survivin) are responsible for cisplatin resistance. In our study, we investigated the mechanism by which cisplatin induces LRP, Bcl-2, Bcl-xL, XIAP, and Survivin expression in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells and human H446 small cell lung cancer cells at mRNA and protein levels. METHODS: In our study, cell proliferation was assessed with CCK-8 assays, and cell apoptosis was assessed with flow cytometric analysis and Annexin-V/PI staining...
June 8, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28570905/the-role-of-affective-evaluation-in-conflict-adaptation-an-lrp-study
#16
Kerstin Fröber, Birgit Stürmer, Romy Frömer, Gesine Dreisbach
Conflict between incompatible response tendencies is typically followed by control adjustments aimed at diminishing subsequent conflicts, a phenomenon often called conflict adaptation. Dreisbach and Fischer (2015, 2016) recently proposed that it is not the conflict per se but the aversive quality of a conflict that originally motivates this kind of sequential control adjustment. With the present study we tested the causal role of aversive signals in conflict adaptation in a more direct way. To this end, after each trial of a vertical Simon task participants rated whether they experienced the last trial as rather pleasant or unpleasant...
August 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539818/isoflurane-preconditioning-inhibits-the-effects-of-tissue-type-plasminogen-activator-on-brain-endothelial-cell-in-an-in-vitro-model-of-ischemic-stroke
#17
So Yeong Cheon, So Yeon Kim, Eun Hee Kam, Jae Hoon Lee, Jeong Min Kim, Eun Jung Kim, Tae Whan Kim, Bon-Nyeo Koo
Tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA) is the only treatment for ischemic stroke. However, tPA could induce the intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), which is the main cause of death in ischemic stroke patient after tPA treatment. At present, there is no treatment strategy to ameliorate tPA-induced brain injury after ischemia. Therefore, we investigated the effect of pre-treated isoflurane, which is a volatile anesthetic and has beneficial effects on neurological dysfunction, brain edema and infarct volume in ischemic stroke model...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537691/the-influence-of-previous-robotic-experience-in-the-initial-learning-curve-of-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy
#18
José Anastácio Dias, Marcos F Dall'oglio, João Roberto Colombo, Rafael F Coelho, William Carlos Nahas
INTRODUCTION: This study analyzed the impact of the experience with Robotic-Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy (RALP) on the initial experience with Laparoscopic Radical Prostatectomy (LRP) by examining perioperative results and early outcomes of 110 patients. LRPs were performed by two ro-botic fellowship trained surgeons with daily practice in RALP. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 110 LRP were performed to treat aleatory selected patients. The patients were divided into 4 groups for prospective analyses...
May 23, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521888/clinical-significance-of-lipid-rich-plaque%C3%A2-detected-by-optical-coherence%C3%A2-tomography-a%C3%A2-4-year-follow-up-study
#19
Lei Xing, Takumi Higuma, Zhao Wang, Aaron D Aguirre, Kyoichi Mizuno, Masamichi Takano, Harold L Dauerman, Seung-Jung Park, Yangsoo Jang, Chong-Jin Kim, Soo-Joong Kim, So-Yeon Choi, Tomonori Itoh, Shiro Uemura, Harry Lowe, Darren L Walters, Peter Barlis, Stephen Lee, Amir Lerman, Catalin Toma, Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Erika Yamamoto, Krzysztof Bryniarski, Jiannan Dai, Thomas Zanchin, Shaosong Zhang, Bo Yu, Hang Lee, James Fujimoto, Valentin Fuster, Ik-Kyung Jang
BACKGROUND: Lipid-rich plaque (LRP) is thought to be a precursor to cardiac events. However, its clinical significance in coronary arteries has never been systematically investigated. OBJECTIVES: This study investigated the prevalence and clinical significance of LRP in the nonculprit region of the target vessel in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). METHODS: The study included 1,474 patients from 20 sites across 6 countries undergoing PCI, who had optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging of the target vessel...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American College of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512777/the-australian-laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-learning-curve
#20
Marcus Handmer, Charles Chabert, Ronald Cohen, Troy Gianduzzo, Paul Kearns, Daniel Moon, Jason Ooi, Tom Shannon, David Sofield, Andrew Tan, Mark Louie-Johnsun
BACKGROUND: International estimates of the laparoscopic radical prostatectomy (LRP) learning curve extend to as many as 1000 cases, but is unknown for Fellowship-trained Australian surgeons. METHODS: Prospectively collected data from nine Australian surgeons who performed 2943 consecutive LRP cases was retrospectively reviewed. Their combined initial 100 cases (F100, n = 900) were compared to their second 100 cases (S100, n = 782) with two of nine surgeons completing fewer than 200 cases...
May 16, 2017: ANZ Journal of Surgery
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