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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914983/suggesting-the-cytologic-diagnosis-of-noninvasive-follicular-thyroid-neoplasm-with-papillary-like-nuclear-features-niftp-a-retrospective-analysis-of-atypical-and-suspicious-nodules
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Kyle C Strickland, Brooke E Howitt, Justine A Barletta, Edmund S Cibas, Jeffrey F Krane
BACKGROUND: The term "noninvasive follicular thyroid neoplasm with papillary-like nuclear features" (NIFTP) has replaced a subset of follicular variant of papillary thyroid carcinoma due to the indolent behavior of such tumors. NIFTPs are most often classified in an "indeterminate" diagnostic category. In the current study, the authors sought to identify cytologic features helpful in distinguishing NIFTP from other entities in these categories, particularly benign nodules. METHODS: The authors retrospectively evaluated a consecutive cohort of 130 thyroid fine-needle aspiration (FNA) specimens with an indeterminate diagnosis and available histopathologic follow-up...
September 15, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910577/subnuclear-distribution-of-proteins-links-with-genome-architecture
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Fouziya R Shah, Younus A Bhat, Ajazul H Wani
Metazoan genomes have a hierarchal 3-dimensional (3D) organization scaling from nucleosomes, loops, topologically associating domains (TADs), compartments, to chromosome territories. The 3D organization of genome has been linked with development, differentiation and disease. However, the principles governing the 3D chromatin architecture are just beginning to get unraveled. The nucleus has very high concentration of proteins and these proteins are either diffusely distributed throughout the nucleus, or aggregated in the form of foci/bodies/clusters/speckles or in combination of both...
September 14, 2017: Nucleus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901397/beneficial-effect-of-20%C3%A2-hydroxyecdysone-exerted-by-modulating-antioxidants-and-inflammatory-cytokine-levels-in-collagen%C3%A2-induced-arthritis-a-model-for-rheumatoid-arthritis
#3
You Sun, De-Li Zhao, Zi-Xuan Liu, Xue-Hui Sun, Yang Li
Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by an elevated synovial inflammatory response, with destruction or erosion of articular cartilage in major joints. The aim of the present study was to examine whether 20‑hydroxyecdysone (HES) is able to ameliorate oxidative stress and inflammatory responses in a collagen‑induced rheumatoid arthritis (CIA) rat model. A total of 40 healthy male rats were selected arbitrarily and separated into four groups. Rats treated with saline served as a control (group I), rats subjected to CIA induction by intradermal injection of bovine collagen II type served as the induced group (group II), while rats induced with CIA and administered with 10 and 20 mg/kg bodyweight HES for 28 days served as treatment groups (groups III and IV)...
August 29, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899512/nepeta-deflersiana-attenuates-isoproterenol-induced-myocardial-injuries-in-rats-possible-involvement-of-oxidative-stress-apoptosis-inflammation-through-nuclear-factor-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-downregulation
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Areej Mohammad Al-Taweel, Mohammad Raish, Shagufta Perveen, Ghada Ahmed Fawzy, Ajaz Ahmad, Mushtaq Ahmad Ansari, Shahid Mudassar, Majid Ahmad Ganaie
BACKGROUND: Nepeta deflersiana (Lamiaceae) is a perennial herb used in the Saudi and Yemeni folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, carminative, and antirheumatic agent. PURPOSE: This study explores the phytochemistry of the plant and the cardioprotective effect of N. deflersiana ethanolic extract (NDEE) against isoproterenol (ISP)-induced myocardial injury in rats. DESIGN/METHODS: Cardiac function, serum cardiac enzymes, myocardial antioxidants, inflammatory, and apoptotic biomarkers, and histopathological parameters were studied in ISP-injured Wistar rat heart tissues...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895470/generation-of-a-close-to-native-in-vitro-system-to-study-lung-cells-ecm-crosstalk
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Zuzana Garlikova, Ana Catarina Silva, Ana Rabata, David Potesil, Ivana Ihnatova, Jana Dumkova, Zuzana Koledova, Zbynek Zdrahal, Vladimir Vinarsky, Ales Hample, Perpetua Pinto-do-O, Diana S Nascimento
Extracellular matrix (ECM) is an essential component of the tissue microenvironment, actively shaping cellular behavior. In vitro culture systems are often poor in ECM constituents thus not allowing for naturally occurring cell-ECM interactions. This study reports on a straightforward and efficient method for generation of ECM scaffolds from lung tissue and its subsequent in vitro application using primary lung cells. Mouse lung tissue was subjected to decellularization with 0.2% sodium dodecyl sulfate, hypotonic solutions and DNase...
September 12, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892488/self-fertility-in-chromocrea-spinulosa-is-a-consequence-of-direct-repeat-mediated-loss-of-mat1-2-subsequent-imbalance-of-nuclei-differing-in-mating-type-and-recognition-between-unlike-nuclei-in-a-common-cytoplasm
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Sung-Hwan Yun, Hee-Kyoung Kim, Theresa Lee, B Gillian Turgeon
The filamentous fungus Chromocrea spinulosa (Trichoderma spinulosum) exhibits both self-fertile (homothallic) and self-sterile (heterothallic) sexual reproductive behavior. Self-fertile strains produce progeny cohorts that are 50% homothallic, 50% heterothallic. Heterothallic progeny can mate only with homothallic strains, and progeny also segregate 50% homothallic, 50% heterothallic. Sequencing of the mating type (MAT) region of homothallic and heterothallic strains revealed that both carry an intact MAT1-1 locus with three MAT1-1 genes (MAT1-1-1, MAT1-1-2, MAT1-1-3), as previously described for the Sordariomycete group of filamentous fungi...
September 11, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891223/promoter-architecture-and-transcriptional-regulation-of-musculoskeletal-embryonic-nuclear-protein-1b-mustn1b-gene-in-zebrafish
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P Suarez-Bregua, C J Chien, M Megias, S D Du, J Rotllant
BACKGROUND: Mustn1 is a specific musculoskeletal protein that plays a critical role in myogenesis and chondrogenesis in vertebrates. Whole-mount in situ hybridization revealed that mustn1b mRNAs are specifically expressed in skeletal and cardiac muscles in zebrafish embryos. However, the precise function and the regulatory elements required for its muscle-specific expression are largely unknown. RESULTS: The purpose of this study was to explore and uncover the target genomic regions that regulate mustn1b gene expression by in-vivo functional characterization of the mustn1b promoter...
September 11, 2017: Developmental Dynamics: An Official Publication of the American Association of Anatomists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890755/architectural-patterns-for-differential-diagnosis-of-proliferative-breast-lesions-from-histopathological-images
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L Nguyen, A B Tosun, J L Fine, D L Taylor, S C Chennubhotla
The differential diagnosis of proliferative breast lesions, benign usual ductal hyperplasia (UDH) versus malignant ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is challenging. This involves a pathologist examining histopathologic sections of a biopsy using a light microscope, evaluating tissue structures for their architecture or size, and assessing individual cell nuclei for their morphology. Imposing diagnostic boundaries on features that otherwise exist on a continuum going from benign to atypia to malignant is a challenge...
April 2017: Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging: from Nano to Macro
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860114/notum-coordinates-synapse-development-via-extracellular-regulation-of-wnt-wingless-trans-synaptic-signaling
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Danielle L Kopke, Sofia C Lima, Cyrille Alexandre, Kendal Broadie
Synaptogenesis requires orchestrated communication between pre- and postsynaptic cells via coordinated trans-synaptic signaling across the extracellular synaptomatrix. The first discovered Wnt signaling ligand Drosophila Wingless (Wg; Wnt-1 in mammals) plays critical roles in synaptic development, regulating synapse architecture as well as functional differentiation. Here, we investigate synaptogenic functions of the secreted extracellular deacylase Notum, which restricts Wg signaling by cleaving an essential palmitoleate moiety...
August 31, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28858257/lamin-b-receptor-interplay-between-structure-function-and-localization
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REVIEW
Eleni Nikolakaki, Ilias Mylonis, Thomas Giannakouros
Lamin B receptor (LBR) is an integral protein of the inner nuclear membrane, containing a hydrophilic N-terminal end protruding into the nucleoplasm, eight hydrophobic segments that span the membrane and a short, nucleoplasmic C-terminal tail. Two seemingly unrelated functions have been attributed to LBR. Its N-terminal domain tethers heterochromatin to the nuclear periphery, thus contributing to the shape of interphase nuclear architecture, while its transmembrane domains exhibit sterol reductase activity...
August 31, 2017: Cells
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28852008/retrograde-trafficking-of-%C3%AE-dystroglycan-from-the-plasma-membrane-to-the-nucleus
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Viridiana Gracida-Jiménez, Ricardo Mondragón-González, Griselda Vélez-Aguilera, Alejandra Vásquez-Limeta, Marco S Laredo-Cisneros, Juan de Dios Gómez-López, Luis Vaca, Sarah C Gourlay, Laura A Jacobs, Steve J Winder, Bulmaro Cisneros
β-Dystroglycan (β-DG) is a transmembrane protein with critical roles in cell adhesion, cytoskeleton remodeling and nuclear architecture. This functional diversity is attributed to the ability of β-DG to target to, and conform specific protein assemblies at the plasma membrane (PM) and nuclear envelope (NE). Although a classical NLS and importin α/β mediated nuclear import pathway has already been described for β-DG, the intracellular trafficking route by which β-DG reaches the nucleus is unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that β-DG undergoes retrograde intracellular trafficking from the PM to the nucleus via the endosome-ER network...
August 29, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841180/radiolabeled-dendrimers-for-nuclear-medicine-applications
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REVIEW
Lingzhou Zhao, Meilin Zhu, Yujie Li, Yan Xing, Jinhua Zhao
Recent advances in nuclear medicine have explored nanoscale carriers for targeted delivery of various radionuclides in specific manners to improve the effect of diagnosis and therapy of diseases. Due to the unique molecular architecture allowing facile attachment of targeting ligands and radionuclides, dendrimers provide versatile platforms in this filed to build abundant multifunctional radiolabeled nanoparticles for nuclear medicine applications. This review gives special focus to recent advances in dendrimer-based nuclear medicine agents for the imaging and treatment of cancer, cardiovascular and other diseases...
August 25, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28834717/major-reaction-coordinates-linking-transient-amyloid-%C3%AE-oligomers-to-fibrils-measured-at-atomic-level
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Bappaditya Chandra, Debanjan Bhowmik, Barun Kumar Maity, Kaustubh R Mote, Debabrata Dhara, Ravindra Venkatramani, Sudipta Maiti, Perunthiruthy K Madhu
The structural underpinnings for the higher toxicity of the oligomeric intermediates of amyloidogenic peptides, compared to the mature fibrils, remain unknown at present. The transient nature and heterogeneity of the oligomers make it difficult to follow their structure. Here, using vibrational and solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, and molecular dynamics simulations, we show that freely aggregating Aβ40 oligomers in physiological solutions have an intramolecular antiparallel configuration that is distinct from the intermolecular parallel β-sheet structure observed in mature fibrils...
August 22, 2017: Biophysical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830558/identification-of-a-homogenous-structural-basis-for-oligomerization-by-retroviral-rev-like-proteins
#14
Chijioke N Umunnakwe, Karin S Dorman, Drena Dobbs, Susan Carpenter
BACKGROUND: Rev-like proteins are post-transcriptional regulatory proteins found in several retrovirus genera, including lentiviruses, betaretroviruses, and deltaretroviruses. These essential proteins mediate the nuclear export of incompletely spliced viral RNA, and act by tethering viral pre-mRNA to the host CRM1 nuclear export machinery. Although all Rev-like proteins are functionally homologous, they share less than 30% sequence identity. In the present study, we computationally assessed the extent of structural homology among retroviral Rev-like proteins within a phylogenetic framework...
August 22, 2017: Retrovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829360/principal-aspects-regarding-the-maintenance-of-mammalian-mitochondrial-genome-integrity
#15
REVIEW
Panagiotis V S Vasileiou, Iordanis Mourouzis, Constantinos Pantos
Mitochondria have emerged as key players regarding cellular homeostasis not only due to their contribution regarding energy production through oxidative phosphorylation, but also due to their involvement in signaling, ion regulation, and programmed cell death. Indeed, current knowledge supports the notion that mitochondrial dysfunction is a hallmark in the pathogenesis of various diseases. Mitochondrial biogenesis and function require the coordinated action of two genomes: nuclear and mitochondrial. Unfortunately, both intrinsic and environmental genotoxic insults constantly threaten the integrity of nuclear as well as mitochondrial DNA...
August 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827720/label-free-in-vivo-raman-microspectroscopic-imaging-of-the-macromolecular-architecture-of-oocytes
#16
Philip Heraud, Katarzyna Maria Marzec, Qing-Hua Zhang, Wai Shan Yuen, John Carroll, Bayden R Wood
Confocal Raman spectroscopy (CRS) can provide information about oocyte competency through measurement of changes in the macromolecular architecture during oocyte development and maturation. Hitherto most spectroscopic studies have been limited to fixed oocytes due to the inherent difficulties working with live cells. Here we report the first three-dimensional images of living murine oocytes using CRS. We show that fixation induces significant changes in the macromolecular chemistry compared to living oocytes...
August 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821768/real-time-monitoring-of-water-level-and-temperature-in-storage-fuel-pools-through-optical-fibre-sensors
#17
S Rizzolo, J Périsse, A Boukenter, Y Ouerdane, E Marin, J-R Macé, M Cannas, S Girard
We present an innovative architecture of a Rayleigh-based optical fibre sensor for the monitoring of water level and temperature inside storage nuclear fuel pools. This sensor, able to withstand the harsh constraints encountered under accidental conditions such as those pointed-out during the Fukushima-Daiichi event (temperature up to 100 °C and radiation dose level up to ~20 kGy), exploits the Optical Frequency Domain Reflectometry technique to remotely monitor a radiation resistant silica-based optical fibre i...
August 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819076/-molecularly-targeted-therapy-of-spinocerebellar-ataxia-type-1-by-hmgb1
#18
Kyota Fujita, Hitoshi Okazawa
Spinocerebellar ataxia type 1 (SCA1) is an untreatable neurodegenerative disease. We reported a decrease in HMGB1 levels in the nucleus of cerebellar neurons in mouse SCA 1. The decrease in this DNA architectural protein leads to the impairment of DNA repair and transcription, the two essential nuclear functions, and eventually causes neurodegeneration. We have designed a gene therapy using AAV-HMGB1 and tested it using the mouse model. Based on the results of these proof of concept (POC) studies, we are now preparing GMP-level AAV vector and designing human clinical trials...
August 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817996/meningioma-with-tyrosine-rich-crystalloids-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
Erik Reinertsen, Stewart G Neill, Kambiz Nael, Daniel J Brat, Costas G Hadjipanayis
We report a case of fibrous meningioma with tyrosine-rich crystalloid in the frontal lobe of a middle-aged woman. The patient presented with a history of several years of worsening headaches and blurry vision, which progressed to include syncopal episodes and right-sided weakness. Imaging demonstrated a dural-based extra-axial mass arising from the right orbital roof and extending superiorly along the right frontal convexity causing right-to-left midline shift. The patient underwent a craniotomy and operative resection...
August 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816391/cytoskeleton-and-nucleoskeleton-involvement-in-processes-of-cytomixis-in-plants
#20
REVIEW
E A Kravets, A I Yemets, Ya B Blume
Cytomixis, is a form of cell-to-cell nuclear migration that involves the interaction of dynamic cytoskeletal components with the nucleus through signalling systems and linker complexes. In cytomixis two known mechanisms can be involved: actomyosin and/or microtubules and their associated motors. Perinuclear actin anchors and determines the direction of nuclear movement. In microsporogenesis cytomixis is probably initiated by a cascade of signals that trigger prophase reorganization of nucleus and cytoskeleton, and is a result of cytoskeletal protein activation, as well as a weakening of mechanisms responsible for anchoring the nucleus...
August 17, 2017: Cell Biology International
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