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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353463/protective-effect-of-a-newly-developed-fucose-deficient-recombinant-antithrombin-against-histone-induced-endothelial-damage
#1
Toshiaki Iba, Tatsuhiko Hirota, Koichi Sato, Isao Nagaoka
Antithrombin is expected to modulate both prothrombotic and proinflammatory reactions in sepsis; vascular endothelium is the primary target. In the present study, we sought to evaluate the protective effects of a newly developed fucose-deficient recombinant antithrombin. Endothelial cells were treated in vitro with histone H4 to induce cellular damage. Low to high doses of either plasma-derived antithrombin or recombinant thrombomodulin were used as treatment interventions. Morphological change, apoptotic rate, cell viability, cell injury, and syndecan-4 level in the medium were evaluated...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Hematology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353462/lactobacillus-kosoi-sp-nov-a-fructophilic-species-isolated-from-k%C3%A3-so-a-japanese-sugar-vegetable-fermented-beverage
#2
Tai-Ying Chiou, Wataru Suda, Kenshiro Oshima, Masahira Hattori, Chiaki Matsuzaki, Kenji Yamamoto, Tomoya Takahashi
A novel Gram-positive, fructophilic, catalase negative, and rod-shaped strain, designated strain 10HT was isolated from kôso, a Japanese sugar-vegetable fermented beverage obtained from a food processing factory in Saku City, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Phylogenetic analysis based on 16S rRNA gene sequences revealed strain 10HT to belong to the genus Lactobacillus, with closely related type strains being Lactobacillus kunkeei YH-15T (95.5% sequence similarity), Lactobacillus ozensis Mizu2-1T (95.4% sequence similarity), and Lactobacillus apinorum Fhon13NT (95...
January 20, 2018: Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353457/fasting-and-fast-food-diet-play-an-opposite-role-in-mice-brain-aging
#3
Paola Castrogiovanni, Giovanni Li Volti, Cristina Sanfilippo, Daniele Tibullo, Fabio Galvano, Michele Vecchio, Roberto Avola, Ignazio Barbagallo, Lucia Malaguarnera, Sergio Castorina, Giuseppe Musumeci, Rosa Imbesi, Michelino Di Rosa
Fasting may be exploited as a possible strategy for prevention and treatment of several diseases such as diabetes, obesity, and aging. On the other hand, high-fat diet (HFD) represents a risk factor for several diseases and increased mortality. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of fasting on mouse brain aging transcriptome and how HFD regulates such pathways. We used the NCBI Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database, in order to identify suitable microarray datasets comparing mouse brain transcriptome under fasting or HFD vs aged mouse brain transcriptome...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353456/in-vivo-transient-and-partial-cell-reprogramming-to-pluripotency-as-a-therapeutic-tool-for-neurodegenerative-diseases
#4
REVIEW
S Tamanini, G P Comi, S Corti
In theory, human diseases in which a specific cell type degenerates, such as neurodegenerative diseases, can be therapeutically addressed by replacement of the lost cells. The classical strategy for cell replacement is exogenous cell transplantation, but now, cell replacement can also be achieved with in situ reprogramming. Indeed, many of these disorders are age-dependent, and "rejuvenating" strategies based on cell epigenetic modifications are a possible approach to counteract disease progression. In this context, transient and/or partial reprogramming of adult somatic cells towards pluripotency can be a promising tool for neuroregeneration...
January 20, 2018: Molecular Neurobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353449/blastulation-timing-is-associated-with-differential-mitochondrial-content-in-euploid-embryos
#5
Jacqueline R Ho, Nabil Arrach, Katherine Rhodes-Long, Wael Salem, Lynda K McGinnis, Karine Chung, Kristin A Bendikson, Richard J Paulson, Ali Ahmady
PURPOSE: Preimplantation genetic screening (PGS) and assessment of mitochondrial content (MC) are current methods for selection of the best embryos for transfer. Studies suggest that time-lapse morphokinetics (TLM) may also be helpful for selecting embryos more likely to implant. In our study, we sought to examine the relationship between TLM parameters and MC to determine if they could be used adjunctively in embryo selection. We also examined the relationship between MC with ploidy and blastulation...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353445/hypermethylation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-activating-protein-like-nkapl-promoter-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-suppresses-its-expression-and-predicts-a-poor-prognosis
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Patrick Kwok Shing Ng, Carol Po Ying Lau, Emily Kai Yee Lam, Sheila Sai Kam Li, Vivian Wai Yan Lui, Winnie Yeo, Yuen Keng Ng, Paul Bo San Lai, Stephen Kwok Wing Tsui
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a complicated disease with low survival rate partially due to frequent recurrence and no efficient therapy. Promoter hypermethylation of tumor suppressor genes has been demonstrated as one of the molecular mechanisms contributing to tumorigenesis and progression in HCC. This study aims to investigate regulation of NKAPL expression by promoter methylation and its clinical relevance as a biomarker for HCC. METHODS: We measured mRNA expression of NKAPL in 5 HCC cell lines and a cohort of 62 pairs of primary HCC tumor and their adjacent non-cancer liver tissues...
January 20, 2018: Digestive Diseases and Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353442/flexible-pseudotyping-of-retrovirus-using-recombinase-mediated-cassette-exchange
#7
Hugo R Soares, Ana I Almeida, Hélio A Tomás, Paula M Alves, Ana S Coroadinha
OBJECTIVE: Develop an engineered cell line containing two flexible gene expression systems enabling the continuous production of tailor-made recombinant gammaretrovirus with predictable productivities through targeted integration. RESULTS: Dual-FLEX cells (dFLEX) contain two independent recombinase-mediated cassette exchange (RMCE) systems which confer flexibility to the expression of different transgene and envelope combinations. The flexible envelope expression in dFLEX cells was validated by pseudotyping retrovirus particles with three different viral envelope proteins-GaLV, 4070A and VSV-G...
January 20, 2018: Biotechnology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353431/sensitive-electrochemical-detection-of-microrna-21-based-on-propylamine-functionalized-mesoporous-silica-with-glucometer-readout
#8
Kun Deng, Yong Zhang, Xuedong Tong
A new homogeneous electrochemical sensing system was developed for sensitive detection of microRNA-21 (miRNA-21) based on target-induced glucose release from propylamine-functionalized mesoporous silica nanoparticle (MSN) with glucometer readout. Glucose molecules (as the signal tracers) were initially gated into the pores through the interaction of the negatively charged anchor DNA with the aminated MSN. Upon addition of target miRNA, the analyte competitively hybridized with anchor DNA to form the RNA-DNA duplex, thus resulting in detachment of anchor DNA from the MSN accompanying the pore opening...
January 20, 2018: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353423/polymerase-chain-reaction-based-detection-of-myc-transduction-in-feline-leukemia-virus-infected-cats
#9
Ryosuke Sumi, Ariko Miyake, Taiji Endo, Yoshiharu Ohsato, Minh Ha Ngo, Kazuo Nishigaki
Feline lymphomas are associated with the transduction and activation of cellular proto-oncogenes, such as c-myc, by feline leukemia virus (FeLV). We describe a polymerase chain reaction assay for detection of myc transduction usable in clinical diagnosis. The assay targets c-myc exons 2 and 3, which together result in a FeLV-specific fusion gene following c-myc transduction. When this assay was conducted on FeLV-infected feline tissues submitted for clinical diagnosis of tumors, myc transduction was detected in 14% of T-cell lymphoma/leukemias...
January 20, 2018: Archives of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353420/properties-of-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria-isolated-from-onsite-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-relation-to-biofilm-formation
#10
Łukasz Jałowiecki, Joanna Żur, Joanna Chojniak, Helene Ejhed, Grażyna Płaza
The aim of the present study was to determine some properties of antibiotic-resistant bacterial strains isolated from onsite wastewater technology in relation to biofilm formation, e.g., autoaggregation and motility. Additionally, biosurfactant production by the isolates was also evaluated. The ability of selected strains to develop a biofilm was assessed by using the crystal violet method, which allows to indirectly quantify the attached bacterial biomass (live, dead cells, and polysaccharides as well). Obtained results showed that 19 of the analyzed strains were able to produce biofilm after 72 h of incubation...
January 20, 2018: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353412/helicobacter-pylori-lps-induced-gastric-mucosal-spleen-tyrosine-kinase-syk-recruitment-to-tlr4-and-activation-occurs-with-the-involvement-of-protein-kinase-c%C3%AE
#11
B L Slomiany, A Slomiany
Spleen tyrosine kinase (Syk) has emerged recently as a major effector of proinflammatory genes expression induced by LPS-elicited TLR4 activation, and manifested by the up-amplification in the production of inflammatory mediators, including PGE2 and NO. Here, we investigated the nature of factors involved in the recruitment and interaction of Syk with TLR4 in gastric mucosa in response to H. pylori LPS. We show that stimulation of gastric mucosal cells with the LPS leads to localization of Syk with the membrane-associated TLR4 complex and its activation through phosphorylation on Tyr...
January 20, 2018: Inflammopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353406/case-report-vertebral-foreign-body-granuloma-mimicking-a-skeletal-metastasis
#12
Josephina A Vossen, Seyed M Bathaii, Bryce Hatfield, Curtis W Hayes
Intraosseous foreign body granuloma formation related to migrated surgical material is a rarely reported condition with variable imaging appearance. In this case report, we describe a foreign body granuloma that occurred in a lumbar vertebral body one level above a prior surgical fusion. The lytic appearance mimicked a skeletal metastasis in a 65-year-old patient with recently diagnosed renal cell carcinoma. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first reported case of a lumbar vertebral foreign body granuloma occurring distant from the site of surgery, indistinguishable from skeletal metastasis on radiologic examination...
January 20, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353404/dna-methylation-rather-than-single-nucleotide-polymorphisms-regulates-the-production-of-an-aberrant-splice-variant-of-il6r-in-mastitic-cows
#13
Yan Zhang, Xiuge Wang, Qiang Jiang, Haisheng Hao, Zhihua Ju, Chunhong Yang, Yan Sun, Changfa Wang, Jifeng Zhong, Jinming Huang, Huabin Zhu
Interleukin-6 receptor-alpha (IL6R) interacts with IL6 and forms a ligand-receptor complex, which can stimulate various cellular responses, such as cell proliferation, cell differentiation, and activation of inflammatory processes. Both genetic mutation and epigenetic modification regulate gene transcription. We identified a novel splice variant of bovine IL6R, designated as IL6R-TV, which is characterized by the skipping of exon 2 of the NCBI-referenced IL6R gene (IL6R-reference). The expression levels of IL6R-TV and IL6R-reference transcripts were lower in normal mammary gland tissues...
January 20, 2018: Cell Stress & Chaperones
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353387/inter-individual-variation-in-health-and-disease-associated-with-pulmonary-infectious-agents
#14
Kirsten C Verhein, Heather L Vellers, Steven R Kleeberger
Respiratory infectious diseases resulting from bacterial or viral pathogens such as Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Streptococcus pneumoniae, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), or influenza, are major global public health concerns. Lower respiratory tract infections are leading causes of morbidity and mortality, only behind ischemic heart disease and stroke (GBD 2015 LRI Collaborators in Lancet Infect Dis 17(11):1133-1161, 2017). Developing countries are particularly impacted by these diseases. However, while many are infected with viruses such as RSV (> 90% of all individuals are infected by age 2), only sub-populations develop severe disease...
January 20, 2018: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353386/population-based-dose-response-analysis-of-liver-transcriptional-response-to-trichloroethylene-in-mouse
#15
Abhishek Venkatratnam, John S House, Kranti Konganti, Connor McKenney, David W Threadgill, Weihsueh A Chiu, David L Aylor, Fred A Wright, Ivan Rusyn
Studies of gene expression are common in toxicology and provide important clues to mechanistic understanding of adverse effects of chemicals. Most prior studies have been performed in a single strain or cell line; however, gene expression is heavily influenced by the genetic background, and these genotype-expression differences may be key drivers of inter-individual variation in response to chemical toxicity. In this study, we hypothesized that the genetically diverse Collaborative Cross mouse population can be used to gain insight and suggest mechanistic hypotheses for the dose- and genetic background-dependent effects of chemical exposure...
January 20, 2018: Mammalian Genome: Official Journal of the International Mammalian Genome Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353366/is-invasion-a-necessary-step-for-metastases-in-breast-cancer
#16
REVIEW
Steven A Narod, Victoria Sopik
PURPOSE: To review the empirical evidence to support the conventional (sequential) model of breast cancer progression, which is based on the paradigm that cancer passes through several stages, including an in situ stage prior to an invasive stage, and thereafter (in some cases) disseminates to the lymph nodes and distant organs. METHODS: We review the cancer literature of the last 50 years which relates to the prevention of invasive breast cancer (through radiotherapy or surgery) and reductions in the mortality for breast cancer...
January 20, 2018: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353353/peripheral-th17-treg-imbalance-in-elderly-patients-with-ischemic-stroke
#17
Sanam Dolati, Majid Ahmadi, Mohammad Khalili, Ali Akabar Taheraghdam, Homayoon Siahmansouri, Zohreh Babaloo, Leili Aghebati-Maleki, Farhad Jadidi-Niaragh, Vahid Younesi, Mehdi Yousefi
CD4+CD25+ regulatory T (Treg) cells and Th17 cells play important roles in peripheral immunity. Immune responses are main elements in the pathogenesis of ischemic stroke (IS). The contribution of Th17 cells in IS patients has not been proved, and whether the balance of Treg/Th17 cells is changed in IS patients remains unidentified. In the present study, we studied Th17 and Treg cell frequency, cytokine secretion, expression of transcription factors, and microRNAs related to Th17 and Treg cells differentiation, which is compared between IS patients and control group...
January 20, 2018: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353350/clinical-pharmacokinetics-and-pharmacodynamics-of-evolocumab-a-pcsk9-inhibitor
#18
REVIEW
Sreeneeranj Kasichayanula, Anita Grover, Maurice G Emery, Megan A Gibbs, Ransi Somaratne, Scott M Wasserman, John P Gibbs
Proprotein convertase subtilisin/kexin type 9 (PCSK9) increases plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) by decreasing expression of the LDL receptor on hepatic cells. Evolocumab is a human monoclonal immunoglobulin G2 that binds specifically to human PCSK9 to reduce LDL-C. Evolocumab exhibits nonlinear kinetics as a result of binding to PCSK9. Elimination is predominantly through saturable binding to PCSK9 at lower concentrations and a nonsaturable proteolytic pathway at higher concentrations. The effective half-life of evolocumab is 11-17 days...
January 20, 2018: Clinical Pharmacokinetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353348/insulin-receptor-substrate-4-is-overexpressed-in-colorectal-cancer-and-promotes-retinoblastoma-cyclin-dependent-kinase-activation
#19
Patricia Sanmartín-Salinas, María Del Val Toledo Lobo, Fernando Noguerales-Fraguas, Miguel Toro Londoño, Antonio Jiménez-Ruiz, Luis Gonzalez Guijarro
BACKGROUND: Insulin receptor substrate 4 (IRS-4) is an adaptor protein for which new evidence suggests plays a role in tumour promotion. METHODS: We described nuclear IRS-4 in RKO colon cancer cell lines in biopsies of patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) (n = 20) and in matched adjacent normal colorectal (MANC) tissue (n = 20). RESULTS: Treatment with physiological doses of IGF-1 promoted nuclear influx of IRS-4 from cellular cytosol in RKO cells...
January 20, 2018: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353337/a-retrospective-analysis-of-5-fluorouracil-plus-cisplatin-as-first-line-chemotherapy-in-the-recent-treatment-strategy-for-patients-with-metastatic-or-recurrent-esophageal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#20
Shuji Hiramoto, Ken Kato, Hirokazu Shoji, Natsuko Okita, Atsuo Takashima, Yoshitaka Honma, Satoru Iwasa, Tetsuya Hamaguchi, Yasuhide Yamada, Yasuhiro Shimada, Narikazu Boku
BACKGROUND: Patients with metastatic or recurrent esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC) have a poor prognosis. For decades, the most widely used first-line chemotherapy regimen for these patients has been the combination of 5-fluorouracil + cisplatin (CF). However, prognostic factors of CF as first-line chemotherapy for ESCC have not been clarified. METHODS: A total of 187 patients with metastatic or recurrent esophageal ESCC treated with CF at the National Cancer Center Hospital between January 2001 and December 2012 were enrolled in the study...
January 20, 2018: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
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