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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27914268/anti-adhesive-antimicrobial-peptide-coating-prevents-catheter-associated-infection-in-a-mouse-urinary-infection-model
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Kai Yu, Joey C Y Lo, Mei Yan, Xiaoqiang Yang, Donald E Brooks, Robert E W Hancock, Dirk Lange, Jayachandran N Kizhakkedathu
Catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) represent one of the most common hospital acquired infections with significant economic consequences and increased patient morbidity. CAUTIs often start with pathogen adhesion and colonization on the catheter surface followed by biofilm formation. Current strategies to prevent CAUTIs are insufficiently effective and antimicrobial coatings based on antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) hold promise in curbing CAUTIs. Here we report an effective surface tethering strategy to prepare AMP coatings on polyurethane (PU), a common biomedical plastic used for catheter manufacture, by using an anti-adhesive hydrophilic polymer coating...
November 24, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911758/multimodal-imaging-for-dreadd-expressing-neurons-in-living-brain-and-their-application-to-implantation-of-ipsc-derived-neural-progenitors
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Bin Ji, Hiroyuki Kaneko, Takafumi Minamimoto, Haruhisa Inoue, Hiroki Takeuchi, Katsushi Kumata, Ming-Rong Zhang, Ichio Aoki, Chie Seki, Maiko Ono, Masaki Tokunaga, Satoshi Tsukamoto, Koji Tanabe, Ryong-Moon Shin, Takeharu Minamihisamatsu, Seiji Kito, Barry J Richmond, Tetsuya Suhara, Makoto Higuchi
: Chemogenetic manipulation of neuronal activities has been enabled by a designer receptor (designer receptor exclusively activated by designer drugs, DREADD) that is activated exclusively by clozapine-N-oxide (CNO). Here, we applied CNO as a functional reporter probe to positron emission tomography (PET) of DREADD in living brains. Mutant human M4 DREADD (hM4Di) expressed in transgenic (Tg) mouse neurons was visualized by PET with microdose [(11)C]CNO. Deactivation of DREADD-expressing neurons in these mice by nonradioactive CNO at a pharmacological dose could also be captured by arterial spin labeling MRI (ASL-MRI)...
November 9, 2016: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910948/improved-in-cell-structure-determination-of-proteins-at-near-physiological-concentration
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Teppei Ikeya, Tomomi Hanashima, Saori Hosoya, Manato Shimazaki, Shiro Ikeda, Masaki Mishima, Peter Güntert, Yutaka Ito
Investigating three-dimensional (3D) structures of proteins in living cells by in-cell nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy opens an avenue towards understanding the structural basis of their functions and physical properties under physiological conditions inside cells. In-cell NMR provides data at atomic resolution non-invasively, and has been used to detect protein-protein interactions, thermodynamics of protein stability, the behavior of intrinsically disordered proteins, etc. in cells. However, so far only a single de novo 3D protein structure could be determined based on data derived only from in-cell NMR...
December 2, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901098/tumor-specific-delivery-of-biologics-by-a-novel-t-cell-line-hozot
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Teppei Onishi, Hiroshi Tazawa, Yuuri Hashimoto, Makoto Takeuchi, Takeshi Otani, Shuji Nakamura, Fuminori Sakurai, Hiroyuki Mizuguchi, Hiroyuki Kishimoto, Yuzo Umeda, Yasuhiro Shirakawa, Yasuo Urata, Shunsuke Kagawa, Toshiyoshi Fujiwara
"Cell-in-cell" denotes an invasive phenotype in which one cell actively internalizes in another. The novel human T-cell line HOZOT, established from human umbilical cord blood, was shown to penetrate a variety of human cancer cells but not normal cells. Oncolytic viruses are emerging as biological therapies for human cancers; however, efficient viral delivery is limited by a lack of tumor-specific homing and presence of pre-existing or therapy-induced neutralizing antibodies. Here, we report a new, intriguing approach using HOZOT cells to transmit biologics such as oncolytic viruses into human cancer cells by cell-in-cell invasion...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882290/mast-cell-interaction-with-neutrophils-in-human-gastric-carcinomas-ultrastructural-observations
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Antonio Ieni, Valeria Barresi, Giovanni Branca, Rosario Alberto Caruso, Giovanni Tuccari
Aim. The role of mast cells in cell-cell immune interactions has received increasing attention, although their functional interaction with neutrophils still remains to be clarified in tumors. The aim of the present study was to investigate the association between mast cells and neutrophils in a series of gastric carcinomas (GC). Patients and Methods. 52 surgically resected GC specimens were routinely processed for both light and electron microscopy. Only cases showing both mast cells and neutrophils in the tumor stroma were considered in the analysis...
2016: Analytical Cellular Pathology (Amsterdam)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872496/inactivation-of-klf4-promotes-t-cell-acute-lymphoblastic-leukemia-and-activates-the-map2k7-pathway
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Y Shen, C S Park, K Suppipat, T-A Mistretta, M Puppi, T Horton, K Rabin, N S Gray, J P P Meijerink, H D Lacorazza
T cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (T-ALL) is an aggressive hematological malignancy with a high incidence of relapse in pediatric ALL. Although most T-ALL patients exhibit activating mutations in NOTCH1, the cooperating genetic events required to accelerate the onset of leukemia and worsen disease progression are largely unknown. Here, we show that the gene encoding the transcription factor KLF4 is inactivated by DNA methylation in children with T-ALL. In mice, loss of KLF4 accelerated the development of NOTCH1-induced T-ALL by enhancing the G1-to-S transition in leukemic cells and promoting the expansion of leukemia-initiating cells...
November 22, 2016: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865863/curcumin-promotes-the-oncoltyic-capacity-of-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-for-the-treatment-of-prostate-cancers
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Dylan J Fehl, Maryam Ahmed
Vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) matrix (M) protein mutants have been studied as oncolytic agents due to their capacity to effectively kill cancer cells while exhibiting low virulence in vivo. Despite encouraging results, many cancer cells maintain resistance to oncolytic VSV mutants in part due to residual antiviral responses. We sought to determine whether combination of VSV with natural agents with anti-tumor properties, such as curcumin, resveratrol, and flavokavain B, would enhance tumor cell killing in a prostate cancer model...
November 16, 2016: Virus Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865213/phenotypic-correction-of-fanconi-anemia-cells-in-the-murine-bone-marrow-after-carrier-cell-mediated-delivery-of-lentiviral-vector
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Santhosh Chakkaramakkil Verghese, Natalya A Goloviznina, Peter Kurre
Fanconi anemia (FA) is an autosomal-recessive disorder associated with hematopoietic failure and it is a candidate for hematopoietic stem cell (HSC)-directed gene therapy. However, the characteristically reduced HSC numbers found in FA patients, their ineffective mobilization from the marrow, and re-oxygenation damage during ex vivo manipulation have precluded clinical success using conventional in vitro approaches. We previously demonstrated that lentiviral vector (LV) particles reversibly attach to the cell surface where they gain protection from serum complement neutralization...
November 19, 2016: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858401/intervertebral-disc-degeneration-ectopic-calcification-advanced-glycation-end-products-nucleus-pulposus-cells
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S Illien-Jünger, O M Torre, W F Kindschuh, X Chen, D M Laudier, J C Iatridis
Ectopic calcifications in intervertebral discs (IVDs) are known characteristics of IVD degeneration that are not commonly reported but may be implicated in structural failure and dysfunctional IVD cell metabolic responses. This study investigated the novel hypothesis that ectopic calcifications in the IVD are associated with advanced glycation end products (AGEs) via hypertrophy and osteogenic differentiation. Histological analyses of human IVDs from several degeneration stages revealed areas of ectopic calcification within the nucleus pulposus and at the cartilage endplate...
November 18, 2016: European Cells & Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855324/green-tea-polyphenol-epigallocatechin-3-gallate-differentially-induces-apoptosis-in-cll-b-and-t-cells-but-not-in-healthy-b-and-t-cells-in-a-dose-dependant-manner
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Scott Cornwall, Gavin Cull, David Joske, Reza Ghassemifar
B-cell chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is characterized by an accumulation of CD5-positive monoclonal B-cells due in large part to a failure of apoptosis. The ability to study CLL B-cells in vitro has always been a challenge and hampered by the low viability of the CLL B-cells in cell culture systems. In this study, we present a multicellular cell culture system to maintain CLL B-cells viable in culture for 60h in the presence of a stromal cell feeder layer in combination with a whole white blood cell preparation...
November 2, 2016: Leukemia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827439/mesenchymal-stem-cells-generate-distinct-functional-hybrids-in-vitro-via-cell-fusion-or-entosis
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Francesco Sottile, Francesco Aulicino, Ilda Theka, Maria Pia Cosma
Homotypic and heterotypic cell-to-cell fusion are key processes during development and tissue regeneration. Nevertheless, aberrant cell fusion can contribute to tumour initiation and metastasis. Additionally, a form of cell-in-cell structure called entosis has been observed in several human tumours. Here we investigate cell-to-cell interaction between mouse mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) and embryonic stem cells (ESCs). MSCs represent an important source of adult stem cells since they have great potential for regenerative medicine, even though they are also involved in cancer progression...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806325/inhibiting-glutaminase-in-acute-myeloid-leukemia-metabolic-dependency-of-selected-aml-subtypes
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Polina Matre, Juliana Velez, Rodrigo Jacamo, Yuan Qi, Xiaoping Su, Tianyu Cai, Steven M Chan, Alessia Lodi, Shannon R Sweeney, Helen Ma, Richard Eric Davis, Natalia Baran, Torsten Haferlach, Xiaohua Su, Elsa Renee Flores, Doriann Gonzalez, Sergej Konoplev, Ismael Samudio, Courtney DiNardo, Ravi Majeti, Aaron D Schimmer, Weiqun Li, Taotao Wang, Stefano Tiziani, Marina Konopleva
Metabolic reprogramming has been described as a hallmark of transformed cancer cells. In this study, we examined the role of the glutamine (Gln) utilization pathway in acute myeloid leukemia (AML) cell lines and primary AML samples. Our results indicate that a subset of AML cell lines is sensitive to Gln deprivation. Glutaminase (GLS) is a mitochondrial enzyme that catalyzes the conversion of Gln to glutamate. One of the two GLS isoenzymes, GLS1 is highly expressed in cancer and encodes two different isoforms: kidney (KGA) and glutaminase C (GAC)...
October 27, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27772541/bone-marrow-stromal-cells-combined-with-sodium-ferulate-and-n-butylidenephthalide-promote-the-effect-of-therapeutic-angiogenesis-via-advancing-astrocyte-derived-trophic-factors-after-ischemic-stroke
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Qian Zhang, Zhen-Wei Chen, Yong-Hua Zhao, Bo-Wen Liu, Nai-Wei Liu, Chien-Chih Ke, Hong-Mei Tan
Being a potential candidate for stroke treatment, bone marrow stromal cells (BMSCs) have been demonstrated to be able to enhance angiogenesis and proliferation of reactive astrocytes which subsequently lead to the amelioration of neurological injury. Increasing evidences further indicate combined BMSCs with certain agent such as simvastatin may have improved therapeutic effect. Sodium Ferulate (SF) and n-butylidenephthalide (BP), two main components of Radix Angelica Sinensis, are proved to be the important regulators of stem cells in cell migration, differentiation and pluripotency maintenance...
October 21, 2016: Cell Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27746862/hyperbaric-environment-up-regulates-cd15s-expression-on-leukocytes-down-regulates-cd77-expression-on-renal-cells-and-up-regulates-cd34-expression-on-pulmonary-and-cardiac-cells-in-rat
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Danka Đevenica, Anita Markotić, Nikolina Režić-Mužinić, Igor Jelaska, Tatijana Zemunik, Hrvoje Delić, Vedrana Čikeš Čulić
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to estimate effects of hyperbaric (HB) treatment by determination of CD15s and CD11b leukocyte proinflammatory markers expression. In addition, this study describes changes in CD77 and CD34 expression on rat endothelial cells in renal, pulmonary and cardiac tissue following exposure to hyperbaric pressure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Expression of CD11b and CD15s on leukocytes, as well as CD77 and CD34 expression on endothelial cells in cell suspensions of renal, pulmonary and cardiac tissue in rats after hyperbaric treatment and in control rats were determined by flow cytometry...
August 2016: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721872/cell-in-cell-death-is-not-restricted-by-caspase-3-deficiency-in-mcf-7-cells
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Shan Wang, Meifang He, Linmei Li, Zhihua Liang, Zehong Zou, Ailin Tao
PURPOSE: Cell-in-cell structures are created by one living cell entering another homotypic or heterotypic living cell, which usually leads to the death of the internalized cell, specifically through caspase-dependent cell death (emperitosis) or lysosome-dependent cell death (entosis). Although entosis has attracted great attention, its occurrence is controversial, because one cell line used in its study (MCF-7) is deficient in caspase-3. METHODS: We investigated this issue using MCF-7 and A431 cell lines, which often display cell-in-cell invasion, and have different levels of caspase-3 expression...
September 2016: Journal of Breast Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27703447/autophagy-is-associated-with-pathogenesis-of-haemophilus-parasuis
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Yaning Zhang, Yufeng Li, Wentao Yuan, Yuting Xia, Yijuan Shen
Haemophilus parasuis (H. parasuis) is a common commensal Gram-negative extracellular bacterium in the upper respiratory tract of swine, which can cause Glässer's disease in stress conditions. Research on the pathogenicity of H. parasuis has mainly focused on immune evasion and bacterial virulence factors, while few studies have examined the interactions of H. parasuis and its host. Autophagy is associated with the replication and proliferation of many pathogenic bacteria, but whether it plays a role during infection by H...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27688722/the-potential-therapeutic-applications-and-prognostic-significance-of-metastasis-associated-in-colon-cancer-1-macc1-in-cancers
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REVIEW
Ewa Katarzyna Kopczyńska
The metastasis-associated in colon cancer-1 (MACC1) gene was identified in 2009. Expression of MACC1 was found to be significantly upregulated in primary and metastatic colon carcinomas compared to normal tissues or adenomas. The induction of MACC1 occurs at the crucial step of transition from a benign to a malignant phenotype. The aim of this review was to summarise current results of non-clinical and clinical studies on the role of MACC1 in the carcinogenesis and progression of cancer, as well its potential therapeutic and prognostic significance...
2016: Contemporary Oncology Współczesna Onkologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562609/functional-hyaluronate-collagen-scaffolds-induce-nscs-differentiation-into-functional-neurons-in-repairing-the-traumatic-brain-injury
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Hongmei Duan, Xiaoguang Li, Cong Wang, Peng Hao, Wei Song, Manli Li, Wen Zhao, Yudan Gao, Zhaoyang Yang
: The traumatic brain injury (TBI) usually causes brain tissue defects, including neuronal death or loss, which ultimately results in dysfunction in some degree. The cell replacement therapy is now one of the most promising methods for such injury. There are currently various methods to induce the differentiation of stem cells into neurons, but all extremely complex, slow and unstable. Here we report that the sodium hyaluronate collagen scaffold loaded with bFGF (bFGF-controlled releasing system, bFGF-CRS) can induce neural stem cells (NSCs) to differentiate into multi-type and mature functional neurons at a high percentage of 82±1...
November 2016: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27528023/il-2-augments-the-therapeutic-efficacy-of-adoptively-transferred-b-cells-which-directly-kill-tumor-cells-via-the-cxcr4-cxcl12-and-perforin-pathways
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Yang Xia, Huimin Tao, Yangyang Hu, Quanning Chen, Xin Chen, Leiming Xia, Li Zhou, Yi Wang, Yangyi Bao, Shiang Huang, Xiubao Ren, Steven K Lundy, Fu Dai, Qiao Li, Alfred E Chang
We previously reported that antitumor B cells directly kill tumor cells via the Fas/FasL pathway and are regulated by IL-10. In this study, we defined additional mechanisms involved in B cell antitumor immunity. Administration of IL-2 significantly augmented the therapeutic efficacy of adoptively transferred tumor-draining lymph node (TDLN) B cells which express IL- 2R. Culture supernatant of purified B splenocytes harvested from the mice that received adoptive transfer of 4T1 TDLN B cells plus IL-2 administration produced larger amounts of IgG which bound to 4T1, resulting in 4T1 lysis...
August 9, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27478064/nuclear-translocation-of-pkc%C3%AE-isoenzyme-is-involved-in-neurogenic-commitment-of-human-neural-crest-derived-periodontal-ligament-stem-cells
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Oriana Trubiani, Simone Guarnieri, Francesca Diomede, Maria A Mariggiò, Ilaria Merciaro, Caterina Morabito, Marcos F X B Cavalcanti, Lucio Cocco, Giulia Ramazzotti
Stem cells isolated from human adult tissue niche represent a promising source for neural differentiation. Human Periodontal Ligament Stem Cells (hPDLSCs) originating from the neural crest are particularly suitable for induction of neural commitment. In this study, under xeno-free culture conditions, in undifferentiated hPDLSCs and in hPDLSCs induced to neuronal differentiation by basic Fibroblast Growth Factor, the level of some neural markers have been analyzed. The hPDLSCs spontaneously express Nestin, a neural progenitor marker...
November 2016: Cellular Signalling
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