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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439026/the-sp100-component-of-nd10-enhances-accumulation-of-pml-and-suppresses-replication-and-the-assembly-of-hsv-replication-compartments
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Pei Xu, Bernard Roizman
Nuclear domain 10 (ND10) bodies are small (0.1-1 μM) nuclear structures containing both constant [e.g., promyelocytic leukemia protein (PML), SP100, death domain-associated protein (Daxx)] and variable proteins, depending on the function of the cells or the stress to which they are exposed. In herpes simplex virus (HSV)-infected cells, ND10 bodies assemble at the sites of DNA entering the nucleus after infection. In sequence, the ND10 bodies become viral replication compartments, and ICP0, a viral E3 ligase, degrades both PML and SP100...
April 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434996/effect-of-heparin-and-heparan-sulphate-on-open-promoter-complex-formation-for-a-simple-tandem-gene-model-using-ex-situ-atomic-force-microscopy
#2
Oliver Chammas, William A Bonass, Neil H Thomson
The influence of heparin and heparan sulphate (HepS) on the appearance and analysis of open promoter complex (RPo) formation by E. coli RNA polymerase (RNAP) holoenzyme (σ(70)RNAP) on linear DNA using ex-situ imaging by atomic force microscopy (AFM) has been investigated. Introducing heparin or HepS into the reaction mix significantly reduces non-specific interactions of the σ(70)RNAP and RNAP after RPo formation allowing for better interpretation of complexes shown within AFM images, particularly on DNA templates containing more than one promoter...
April 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430601/growth-suppressive-activity-of-raloxifene-on-liver-cancer-cells-by-targeting-il-6-gp130-signaling
#3
Yina Wang, Haiyan Ma, Chongqiang Zhao, Tianshu Liu, Dan Yan, David Jou, Huameng Li, Cuntai Zhang, Jiagao Lü, Chenglong Li, Jiayuh Lin, Sheng Li, Li Lin
BACKGROUND: Interleukin-6 (IL-6) is a multifunctional cytokine, which is involved in the regulation of differentiation and growth of certain types of tumor cells. Constitutive activation of Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription 3 (STAT3) induced by IL-6 is frequently detected in liver cancer and has emerged as a viable molecular target for liver cancer treatment. However, few inhibitors targeting up-streams of STAT3 are available for the therapy of liver cancer. We reported the discovery of EVISTA (Raloxifene HCl) as novel inhibitor of IL-6/GP130 protein-protein interactions (PPIs) using multiple ligand simultaneous docking (MLSD) and drug repositioning...
April 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428350/targeted-inactivation-of-copper-transporter-atp7b-in-hepatocytes-causes-liver-steatosis-and-obesity-in-mice
#4
Abigael Muchenditsi, Haojun Yang, James P Hamilton, Lahari Koganti, Franck Housseau, Lisa Aronov, Hongni Fan, Hannah Pierson, Ashima Bhattacharjee, Robert C Murphy, Cynthia L Sears, James J Potter, Clavia Ruth Wooton-Kee, Svetlana Lutsenko
The copper transporter ATP7B is essential for mammalian copper homeostasis. Mutations in ATP7B result in copper accumulation, especially in the liver, and cause Wilson disease (WD). The major role of hepatocytes in WD pathology is firmly established. It is less certain whether the excess Cu in hepatocytes is solely responsible for development of WD. To address this issue, we generated a mouse strain for Cre-mediated deletion of Atp7b and inactivated Atp7b selectively in hepatocytes. Atp7bΔ(Hep) mice accumulate copper in the liver, have elevated urinary copper, lack holo-ceruloplasmin, but show no liver disease for up to 30 weeks...
April 20, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428295/multiple-genome-sequences-of-heteropolysaccharide-forming-acetic-acid-bacteria
#5
Julia U Brandt, Frank Jakob, Andreas J Geissler, Jürgen Behr, Rudi F Vogel
We report here the complete genome sequences of the acetic acid bacteria (AAB) Acetobacter aceti TMW 2.1153, A. persici TMW 2.1084, and Neoasaia chiangmaiensis NBRC 101099, which secrete biotechnologically relevant heteropolysaccharides (HePSs) into their environments. Upon genome sequencing of these AAB strains, the corresponding HePS biosynthesis pathways were identified.
April 20, 2017: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424027/the-value-of-european-exchange-programs-for-early-career-family-doctors
#6
Bernadeta Bridgwood, Hannah Willoughby, Madeleine Attridge, Eugene Tang
The Hippokrates Exchange programme (HEP) is designed to give early career General Practitioners (Associates in Training (AITs)/First5s) first-hand experience into concepts of a primary healthcare system outside of their host country. The aim is to improve GP knowledge and skills, inspire professional development and promote a global approach to primary care. Although an increasing number are taking up this opportunity, their views and experiences of international exchanges are not well described. The aim of the study was to explore the experiences of AITs/First5s following their HEP exchanges...
April 20, 2017: Education for Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419916/a-sensitive-label-free-immunosensor-for-detection-%C3%AE-fetoprotein-in-whole-blood-based-on-anticoagulating-magnetic-nanoparticles
#7
Tingting Xu, Bo Chi, Fan Wu, Shangshang Ma, Shuyue Zhan, Meihui Yi, Hong Xu, Chun Mao
Accurate values of tumor markers in blood play an especially important role in the diagnosis of illness. Here, based on the combination of three techniques include anticoagulant technology, nanotechnology and biosensing technology, a sensitive label-free immunosensor with anti-biofouling electrode for detection α-Fetoprotein (AFP) in whole blood was developed by anticoagulating magnetic nanoparticles. The obtained products of Fe3O4-ɛ-PL-Hep nanoparticles were characterized by fourier transform infrared (FT-IR) spectra, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), ζ-potential and vibrating sample magnetometry (VSM)...
April 13, 2017: Biosensors & Bioelectronics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417913/comparative-study-on-the-antivirus-activity-of-shuang-huang-lian-injectable-powder-and-its-bioactive-compound-mixture-against-human-adenovirus-iii-in-vitro
#8
Qinhai Ma, Dedong Liang, Shuai Song, Qintian Yu, Chunyu Shi, Xuefeng Xing, Jia-Bo Luo
Shuang-Huang-Lian injectable powder (SHL)-a classical purified herbal preparation extracted from Scutellaria baicalensis, Lonicera japonica, and Forsythia suspense-has been used against human adenovirus III (HAdV₃) for many years. The combination herb and its major bioactive compounds, including chlorogenic acid, baicalin, and forsythia glycosides A, are effective inhibitors of the virus. However, no comprehensive studies are available on the antiviral effects of SHL against HAdV₃. Moreover, it remains unclear whether the mixture of chlorogenic acid, baicalin, and forsythia glycosides A (CBF) has enhanced antiviral activity compared with SHL...
April 12, 2017: Viruses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415455/heparin-modified-graphene-oxide-for-ph-sensitive-sustained-release-of-doxorubicin-hydrochloride
#9
Baomei Zhang, Xiaoye Yang, Yang Wang, Guangxi Zhai
A novel nanocarrier of heparin (Hep) modified graphene oxide (GO) was fabricated via a linker (adipic dihydrazide) and used as a pH-sensitive drug delivery system for controlling the release of anticancer drug doxorubicin (DOX) for anti-tumor therapy. The finally obtained nanocarrier was GO-ADH-Hep with better stability, blood compatibility and biocompatibility confirmed by the hemolytic test and in vitro cytotoxicity study. Its safety issue was greatly improved via Hep modification. The amount of DOX loaded onto GO-ADH-Hep was significantly high and dependent on pH value...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414664/gonococcal-endocarditis-the-gift-that-stops-giving-an-uncommon-presentation-of-a-common-disease
#10
G Olayemi, M Oferczak, A Elagizi, I El-Abbassi, M Eschete, J Crowe
INTRODUCTION: Gonorrhea is the 2nd most common sexually transmitted disease in the US with 800,000 cases of gonorrhea each year. Disseminated gonorrhea infection occurs in 0.5 percent - 3 percent of these patients and is more frequent in woman younger than 40 years of age. CASE: A 36 year old woman with a history of polysubstance abuse presented with 10 day history of feeling generally unwell. At presentation, vitals were remarkable for tachycardia and hypotension...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410229/in-vivo-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-simultaneous-inhibition-of-glut-1-and-hif-1%C3%AE-by-antisense-oligodeoxynucleotides-on-the-radiosensitivity-of-laryngeal-carcinoma-using-micro-18f-fdg-pet-ct
#11
Li-Fang Shen, Xin Zhao, Shui-Hong Zhou, Zhong-Jie Lu, Kui Zhao, Jun Fan, Min-Li Zhou
PURPOSE: Hypoxia-inducible factor 1α (HIF-1α) and glucose transporter-1 (GLUT-1) are two important hypoxic markers associated with the radioresistance of cancers including laryngeal carcinoma. We evaluated whether the simultaneous inhibition of GLUT-1 and HIF-1α expression improved the radiosensitivity of laryngeal carcinoma. We explored whether the expression of HIF-1α and GLUT-1 was correlated with 2'-deoxy-2'-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose (18F-FDG) uptake and whether 18F-FDG positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) was appropriate for early evaluation of the response of laryngeal carcinoma to targeted treatment in vivo...
March 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409156/curcumin-analogue-ca15-exhibits-anticancer-effects-on-hep-2-cells-via-targeting-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb
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Jian Chen, Linlin Zhang, Yilai Shu, Liping Chen, Min Zhu, Song Yao, Jiabing Wang, Jianzhang Wu, Guang Liang, Haitao Wu, Wulan Li
Laryngeal carcinoma remains one of the most common malignancies, and curcumin has been proven to be effective against head and neck cancers in vitro. However, it has not yet been applied in clinical settings due to its low stability. In the current study, we synthesized 34 monocarbonyl analogues of curcumin with stable structures. CA15, which exhibited a stronger inhibited effect on laryngeal cancer cells HEp-2 but a lower toxicity on hepatic cells HL-7702 in MTT assay, was selected for further analysis. The effects of CA15 on cell viability, proliferation, migration, apoptosis, and NF-κB activation were measured using MTT, Transwell migration, flow cytometry, Western blot, and immunofluorescence assays in HEp-2 cells...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406739/survey-of-contraindications-in-children-routine-vaccination-in-hangzhou-china
#13
Shijun Liu, Jun Wang, Yan Liu, Yuyang Xu, Xinren Che, Wenwen Gu, Jian Du, Xiaoping Zhang, Erping Xu
Objective To describe the epidemiological characteristics of contraindications in children routine vaccination, to evaluate vaccination doctors' ability to determine contraindications. Method Using cross-section study, 34 urban and 15 suburb units were selected from 206 Community Health Center (CHC) in Hangzhou, China. Subjects were all children coming to CHCs for routine vaccination. All situations considered to be unsuitable for vaccination were recorded as contraindications. 3 experts were employed to classify these abnormal records as true or false contraindications...
April 13, 2017: Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406457/new-cytotoxic-secondary-metabolites-from-marine-bryozoan-cryptosula-pallasiana
#14
Xiang-Rong Tian, Yan-Qing Gao, Xiao-Lin Tian, Jiao Li, Hai-Feng Tang, Yu-Shan Li, Hou-Wen Lin, Zhi-Qing Ma
A new sterol, (23R)-methoxycholest-5,24-dien-3β-ol (1), two new ceramides, (2S,3R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3-diol (6) and (2S,3R,2'R,4E,8E)-2-(tetradecanoylamino)-4,8-octadecadien-l,3,2'-triol (7), together with three known sterols (2-4), a lactone (5) and two ceramides (8,9), were isolated from the marine bryozoan Cryptosula pallasiana, collected at Huang Island of China. The structures of the new compounds were elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analyses, chemical methods and quantum electronic circular dichroism (ECD) calculations...
April 13, 2017: Marine Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406019/honey-extracted-polyphenolics-reduce-experimental-hypoxia-in-human-keratinocytes-culture
#15
Amrita Chaudhary, Swarnendu Bag, Provas Banerjee, Jyotirmoy Chatterjee
Hypoxic assault affects fundamental cellular processes and generates oxidative stress on healthy cells/molecules. Honey extracted polyphenolics (HEP) as a natural antioxidant reduced hypoxic cytotoxicity in this study. Different honey samples were physicochemically characterized to identify preferred (jamun) honey [pH 3.55 ± 0.04, conductivity (μs/cm) = 6.66 ± 0.14, water content % (w/w) = 14.70 ± 0.35, total solid content % (w/w) = 85.30 ± 0.35, phenol content (mg GAE/100 g) = 403.55 ± 0.35, flavonoid content (mg QE/100 g) = 276...
April 20, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395218/synthesis-and-in%C3%A2-vitro-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-antitumour-activity-study-of-11-hydroxyl-esterified-bergenin-cinnamic-acid-hybrids
#16
Chengyuan Liang, Shaomeng Pei, Weihui Ju, Minyi Jia, Danni Tian, Yonghong Tang, Gennian Mao
Fourteen bergenin/cinnamic acid hybrids were synthesized, characterized and evaluated for their antitumour activity both in vitro and in vivo. The most potent compound, 5c, arrested HepG2 cells (IC50 = 4.23 ± 0.79 μM) in the G2/M phase and induced cellular apoptosis. Moreover, compound 5c was also found to suppress the tumour growth in Heps xenograft-bearing mice with low toxicity. In the mechanistic study, 5c administration ignited a mitochondria-mediated apoptosis pathway of HepG2 cell death. Furthermore, 5c activated Akt-dependent pathways and further decreased the expression of the Bcl-2 family of proteins...
April 3, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28392279/a-novel-serum-stable-liver-targeted-cytotoxic-system-using-valerate-conjugated-chitosan-nanoparticles-surface-decorated-with-glycyrrhizin
#17
Eman M El-Marakby, Rania M Hathout, Ismail Taha, Samar Mansour, Nahed D Mortada
The aim of this study was to target a naturally chemotherapeutic agent: ferulic acid to the liver using a biocompatible and an in vivo stable carrier. Accordingly, chitosan as a biopolymer was modified using a hydrophobic moiety and valeric acid in order to increase its in vivo stability. The structure of the newly synthesized product was confirmed using FT-IR and NMR techniques together with the ninhydrin assay. Ferulic acid was conjugated to the modified nanoparticles that were further characterized for particle size, PDI and zeta potential and subjected to ex vivo stability study in serum and cytotoxicity studies in HepG2 cell lines...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389899/degradation-and-inactivation-of-shiga-toxins-by-nitrogen-gas-plasma
#18
Akikazu Sakudo, Yuichiro Imanishi
Shiga toxin (Stx)-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) leads to food poisoning by causing hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic uremic syndrome. Some STEC produce Shiga toxin 1 (Stx1) and/or Shiga toxin 2 (Stx2), a relatively stable protein toxin, necessitating the development of an efficient inactivation method. Here we applied a nitrogen gas plasma apparatus to the inactivation of Stx. Samples of Stx1 and Stx2 were treated with a nitrogen gas plasma generated by a plasma device using a short high-voltage pulse applied by a static induction thyristor power supply at 1...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383514/fraxin-prevents-chemically-induced-hepatotoxicity-by-reducing-oxidative-stress
#19
Bo Yoon Chang, Young Suk Jung, Chi-Su Yoon, Jun Seok Oh, Jae Heoi Hong, Youn-Chul Kim, Sung Yeon Kim
Fraxin isolated from Acer tegmentosum is reported to exert potent anti-oxidative stress action. However, pharmacological activities of fraxin remain to be elucidated. This study investigated the potential hepatoprotective effects of fraxin and the underlying signaling mechanism involved. Treatment with fraxin significantly lowered the serum levels of aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT) in a CCl₄-induced hepatotoxicity rat model. In the fraxin-treated group, glutathione (GSH) significantly increased, while the malondialdehyde (MDA) in the liver significantly decreased...
April 6, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380263/estimating-the-probability-of-human-error-by-incorporating-component-failure-data-from-user-induced-defects-in-the-development-of-complex-electrical-systems
#20
Peter J Majewicz, Paul Blessner, Bill Olson, Timothy Blackburn
This article proposes a methodology for incorporating electrical component failure data into the human error assessment and reduction technique (HEART) for estimating human error probabilities (HEPs). The existing HEART method contains factors known as error-producing conditions (EPCs) that adjust a generic HEP to a more specific situation being assessed. The selection and proportioning of these EPCs are at the discretion of an assessor, and are therefore subject to the assessor's experience and potential bias...
April 5, 2017: Risk Analysis: An Official Publication of the Society for Risk Analysis
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