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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107698/the-natural-flavonoid-apigenin-sensitizes-human-cd44-prostate-cancer-stem-cells-to-cisplatin-therapy
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Suat Erdogan, Kader Turkekul, Rıza Serttas, Zeynep Erdogan
Prostate cancer (PCa) is the second most common type of cancer and the fifth leading cause of cancer-related death among men. Development of chemoresistance, tumor relapse and metastasis remain major barriers to effective treatment and all been identified to be associated with cancer stem cells (CSCs). Natural flavonoids such as apigenin have been shown to have the ability to improve the therapeutic efficacy of common chemotherapy agents through CSCs sensitization. Thus, the aim of this study was to evaluate the combination of apigenin with cisplatin on CD44(+) PCa stem cell growth and migration...
January 17, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107636/visceral-white-adipose-tissue-following-chronic-intermittent-and-sustained-hypoxia-in-mice
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David Gozal, Alex Gileles-Hillel, Rene Cortese, Yan Li, Isaac Almendros, Zhuanhong Qiao, Ahamed A Khalyfa, Jorge Andrade, Abdelnaby Khalyfa
BACKGROUND: Angiogenesis, a process induced by hypoxia in visceral white adipose tissue (vWAT) in the context of obesity, mediates obesity-induced metabolic dysfunction and insulin resistance. Chronic intermittent hypoxia (IH) and sustained hypoxia (SH) induce body weight reductions and insulin resistance of differing magnitude, suggesting different HIF-1α-related activity. METHODS: 8-week old male C57BL/6J mice (n=10-12/group) were exposed to either IH, SH,or room air (RA)...
January 20, 2017: American Journal of Respiratory Cell and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107429/deficient-cholesterol-esterification-in-plasma-of-apoc2-knockout-zebrafish-and-familial-chylomicronemia-patients
#3
Chao Liu, Daniel Gaudet, Yury I Miller
Hypertriglyceridemia is an independent risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Apolipoprotein C-II (APOC2) is an obligatory cofactor for lipoprotein lipase (LPL), the major enzyme catalyzing plasma triglyceride hydrolysis. We have created an apoc2 knockout zebrafish model, which mimics the familial chylomicronemia syndrome (FCS) in human patients with a defect in the APOC2 or LPL gene. In this study, we measured plasma levels of free cholesterol (FC) and cholesterol esters (CE) and found that apoc2 mutant zebrafish have a significantly higher FC to CE ratio (FC/CE), when compared to the wild type...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107376/deletion-of-ph-regulator-pac-3-affects-cellulase-and-xylanase-activity-during-sugarcane-bagasse-degradation-by-neurospora-crassa
#4
Amanda Cristina Campos Antoniêto, Wellington Ramos Pedersoli, Lílian Dos Santos Castro, Rodrigo da Silva Santos, Aline Helena da Silva Cruz, Karoline Maria Vieira Nogueira, Rafael Silva-Rocha, Antonio Rossi, Roberto Nascimento Silva
Microorganisms play a vital role in bioethanol production whose usage as fuel energy is increasing worldwide. The filamentous fungus Neurospora crassa synthesize and secrete the major enzymes involved in plant cell wall deconstruction. The production of cellulases and hemicellulases is known to be affected by the environmental pH; however, the regulatory mechanisms of this process are still poorly understood. In this study, we investigated the role of the pH regulator PAC-3 in N. crassa during their growth on sugarcane bagasse at different pH conditions...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107185/hyaluronan-synthase-3-mediated-oncogenic-action-through-forming-inter-regulation-loop-with-tumor-necrosis-factor-alpha-in-oral-cancer
#5
Yi-Zih Kuo, Wei-Yu Fang, Cheng-Chih Huang, Sen-Tien Tsai, Yi-Ching Wang, Chih-Li Yang, Li-Wha Wu
Hyaluronan (HA) is a major extracellular matrix component. However, its role and mediation in oral cancer remains elusive. Hyaluronan synthase 3 (HAS3), involved in pro-inflammatory short chain HA synthesis, was the predominant synthase in oral cancer cells and tissues. HAS3 overexpression significantly increased oral cancer cell migration, invasion and xenograft tumorigenesis accompanied with the increased expression of tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-α) and monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1). Conversely, HAS3 depletion abrogated HAS3-mediated stimulation...
January 17, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106085/the-%C3%AE-globin-replicator-greatly-enhances-the-potential-of-s-mar-based-episomal-vectors-for-gene-transfer-into-human-haematopoietic-progenitor-cells
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Eleana F Stavrou, Vassileios M Lazaris, Aristeidis Giannakopoulos, Eirini Papapetrou, Alexandros Spyridonidis, Nikolas C Zoumbos, Antonis Gkountis, Aglaia Athanassiadou
Specific human chromosomal elements enhance the performance of episomal gene-transfer vectors. S/MAR-based episomal vector pEPI-eGFP transfects CD34(+) haematopoietic cells, but only transiently. To address this issue we reinforced (1) transgene transcription by replacing the CMV promoter driving eGFP with the EF1/HTLV or SFFV promoters to produce vectors pEPI-EF1/HTLV and pEPI-SFFV, respectively; and (2) plasmid replication by inserting the replication-Initiation Region (IR) from the β-globin locus into vector pEPI-SFFV to produce vector pEP-IR...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105944/gene-expression-profiling-of-flax-linum-usitatissimum-l-under-edaphic-stress
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Alexey A Dmitriev, Anna V Kudryavtseva, George S Krasnov, Nadezhda V Koroban, Anna S Speranskaya, Anastasia A Krinitsina, Maxim S Belenikin, Anastasiya V Snezhkina, Asiya F Sadritdinova, Natalya V Kishlyan, Tatiana A Rozhmina, Olga Yu Yurkevich, Olga V Muravenko, Nadezhda L Bolsheva, Nataliya V Melnikova
BACKGROUND: Cultivated flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) is widely used for production of textile, food, chemical and pharmaceutical products. However, various stresses decrease flax production. Search for genes, which are involved in stress response, is necessary for breeding of adaptive cultivars. Imbalanced concentration of nutrient elements in soil decrease flax yields and also results in heritable changes in some flax lines. The appearance of Linum Insertion Sequence 1 (LIS-1) is the most studied modification...
November 16, 2016: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105922/differential-expression-of-alternatively-spliced-transcripts-related-to-energy-metabolism-in-colorectal-cancer
#8
Anastasiya Vladimirovna Snezhkina, George Sergeevich Krasnov, Andrew Rostislavovich Zaretsky, Alex Zhavoronkov, Kirill Mikhailovich Nyushko, Alexey Alexandrovich Moskalev, Irina Yurievna Karpova, Anastasiya Isaevna Afremova, Anastasiya Valerievna Lipatova, Dmitriy Vladimitovich Kochetkov, Maria Sergeena Fedorova, Nadezhda Nikolaevna Volchenko, Asiya Fayazovna Sadritdinova, Nataliya Vladimirovna Melnikova, Dmitry Vladimirovich Sidorov, Anatoly Yurievich Popov, Dmitry Valerievich Kalinin, Andrey Dmitrievich Kaprin, Boris Yakovlevich Alekseev, Alexey Alexandrovich Dmitriev, Anna Viktorovna Kudryavtseva
BACKGROUND: Colorectal cancer (CRC) is one of the most common malignant tumors worldwide. CRC molecular pathogenesis is heterogeneous and may be followed by mutations in oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes, chromosomal and microsatellite instability, alternative splicing alterations, hypermethylation of CpG islands, oxidative stress, impairment of different signaling pathways and energy metabolism. In the present work, we have studied the alterations of alternative splicing patterns of genes related to energy metabolism in CRC...
December 28, 2016: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105842/absolute-quantification-of-h5-subtype-avian-influenza-viruses-using-droplet-digital-loop-mediated-isothermal-amplification
#9
Yi Hu, Peng Xu, Jing Luo, Hongxuan He, Wenbin Du
Human infection with avian influenza A H5N1 viruses can cause severe diseases with high mortality rate and continues to pose a significant threat to global public health. Rapid diagnosis is needed for identifying the types of influenza viruses for making timely treatment decisions. Here, we demonstrate absolute quantification of H5-subtype influenza viruses by digital loop-mediated isothermal amplification (dLAMP) on our recently developed cross-interface emulsification (XiE) method. Our results show that XiE-based dLAMP is highly specific and displays comparable sensitivity to real-time PCR (qPCR) and digital PCR (dPCR)...
January 3, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105727/placental-dysfunction-is-associated-with-altered-microrna-expression-in-pregnant-women-with-low-folate-status
#10
Bernadette C Baker, Fiona L Mackie, Samantha C Lean, Susan L Greenwood, Alexander Ep Heazell, Karen Forbes, Rebecca L Jones
SCOPE: Low maternal folate status during pregnancy increases the risk of delivering small for gestational age (SGA) infants, but the mechanistic link between maternal folate status, SGA and placental dysfunction is unknown. microRNAs (miRNA) are altered in pregnancy pathologies and by folate in other systems. We hypothesized low maternal folate status causes placental dysfunction, mediated by altered miRNA expression. METHODS AND RESULTS: A prospective observational study recruited pregnant adolescents, and assessed third trimester folate status and placental function...
January 20, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105681/salmon-gill-poxvirus-a-recently-characterized-infectious-agent-of-multifactorial-gill-disease-in-freshwater-and-seawater-reared-atlantic-salmon
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M C Gjessing, E Thoen, T Tengs, S A Skotheim, O B Dale
Gill diseases cause considerable losses in Norwegian salmon farming. In 2015, we characterized salmon gill poxvirus (SGPV) and associated gill disease. Using newly developed diagnostic tools, we show here that SGPV infection is more widely distributed than previously assumed. We present seven cases of complex gill disease in Atlantic salmon farmed in seawater and freshwater from different parts of Norway. Apoptosis, the hallmark of acute SGPV infection, was not easily observed in these cases, and qPCR analysis was critical for identification of the presence of SGPV...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Fish Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105536/a-long-noncoding-rna-uca1-promotes-proliferation-and-predicts-poor-prognosis-in-glioma
#12
W Zhao, C Sun, Z Cui
BACKGROUND: Acting as a proto-oncogene, long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) urothelial carcinoembryonic antigen 1 (UCA1) plays a key role in the occurrence and development of several human tumors. However, the expression and biological functions of UCA1 in glioma are less known. This study discussed the expression of UCA1 in glioma and its effect on the proliferation and cell cycle of glioma cells. METHOD: LncRNA UCA1 expressions in 64 glioma samples (Grade I-II in 22 cases and Grade III-IV in 42 cases, according to WHO criteria) and 10 normal brain samples were detected using real-time fluorescence quantitative PCR...
January 19, 2017: Clinical & Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105499/cx4945-suppresses-the-growth-of-castration-resistant-prostate-cancer-cells-by-reducing-ar-v7-expression
#13
Chuangzhong Deng, Jieping Chen, Shengjie Guo, Yanjun Wang, Qianghua Zhou, Zaishang Li, Xingping Yang, Xingsu Yu, Zhenfeng Zhang, Fangjian Zhou, Hui Han, Kai Yao
PURPOSE: The aberrant expression of casein kinase 2 (CK2) has been reported to be involved in the tumorigenesis and progression of prostate cancer. The inhibition of CK2 activity represses androgen-dependent prostate cancer cells by attenuating the androgen receptor (AR) signaling pathway. In this study, we examined the effect of CK2 inhibition in castration-resistant prostate cancer (CRPC) cells, in which AR variants (ARVs) play a predominant role. METHODS: A newly synthetic CK2 selective inhibitor CX4945 was utilized to study the effect of CK2 inhibition in CRPC cells by CCK8 assay and colony formation assay...
January 19, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105336/dysregulated-circulating-mirnas-in-preeclampsia
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Carine Munaut, Linda Tebache, Silvia Blacher, Agnès Noël, Michelle Nisolle, Frédéric Chantraine
Preeclampsia (PE) is a pregnancy-related disease with potentially severe consequences with respect to foeto-maternal morbidity and mortality. However, the molecular pathogenesis of PE remains largely unknown. Recent reports have shown that microRNAs (miRNAs or miRs) may play important roles in the development of PE. Analysing the miRNAs in sera from preeclamptic women may improve our understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms of the disease. The aim of this retrospective study was to identify whether circulating miRNAs were differentially expressed in PE patients compared with controls...
December 2016: Biomedical Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105215/role-of-axl-expression-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#15
Xiaohan Qu, Jinlu Liu, Xinwen Zhong, Xi Li, Qigang Zhang
The present study aimed to investigate the expression profile of AXL in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and its clinical significance. The current study included 257 NSCLC patients, tyrosine-protein kinase receptor UFO (AXL) expression in paired lung cancer and adjacent normal lung tissues of NSCLC patients were compared by immunohistochemistry, western blot analysis and quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR). These methods were used to detect the expression of the AXL gene and protein in fresh tissues from 35 patients...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105199/serum-microrna-17-functions-as-a-prognostic-biomarker-in-osteosarcoma
#16
Shuai Li, Yong Gao, Yan Wang, Kun Wang, Zhi-Peng Dai, Dong Xu, Wei Liu, Zhi-Liang Li, Zheng-Dong Zhang, Shu-Hua Yang, Cao Yang
MicroRNAs (miRNAs/miRs) are a class of small noncoding RNA molecules that have important roles in regulating the expression of target genes associated with the development and progression of cancer. The majority of miRNAs are expressed in a highly tissue- and region-specific manner, and released into the bloodstream as a consequences of different diseases. Furthermore, altered levels of miRNAs have been observed in several diseases, including cancer. In the present study, reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) demonstrated that circulating miR-17 levels were significantly upregulated in patients with osteosarcoma (OS) compared with healthy subjects...
December 2016: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105112/microrna-212-targets-foxa1-and-suppresses-the-proliferation-and-invasion-of-intrahepatic-cholangiocarcinoma-cells
#17
Lei Zhu, Feizhou Huang, Gang Deng, Wanpin Nie, Wei Huang, Hongbo Xu, Shaopeng Zheng, Zhongjie Yi, Tao Wan
MicroRNAs (miRNAs), which are a class of small RNAs, have been shown to negatively regulate the expression of their target genes by directly binding to the 3'-untranslated region (3'-UTR) of mRNA. miRNA dysregulation has been associated with the pathogenesis of numerous types of human cancer. However, the role of miRNAs in intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) has yet to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate the role of miR-212 in the growth and metastasis of ICC in vitro, as well as the underlying mechanism...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105105/silencing-of-hypoxia-inducible-factor-1%C3%AE-promotes-thyroid-cancer-cell-apoptosis-and-inhibits-invasion-by-downregulating-wwp2-wwp9-vegf-and-vegfr2
#18
Zhong-Yang Ding, Yun-Juan Huang, Jian-Dong Tang, Gan Li, Pan-Qiang Jiang, Hao-Tian Wu
Adaptation to hypoxia is an important process physiologically and pathologically. Hypoxia-inducible factor-1α (HIF-1α) participates in the cancer biology of numerous endocrine tumors, including their proliferation and differentiation. In the present study, the hypothesis that HIF-1α promotes tumorigenesis in thyroid cancer via upregulating angiogenesis-associated markers is investigated. Reverse transcription-quantitative polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) and western blot analysis were used to examine the expression of HIF-1α in thyroid cancer cell lines, and to detect the expression of WW domain containing E3 ubiquitin protein ligase (WWP)2, WWP9, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and VEGF receptor 2 (VEGFR2) in MZ-CRC-1 and TT thyroid cancer cells...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104666/inter-laboratory-quantification-of-bacteria-and-archaea-in-deeply-buried-sediments-of-the-baltic-sea-iodp-expedition-347
#19
Joy Buongiorno, Stephanie Turner, Gordon Webster, Masanori Asai, Alexander K Shumaker, Taylor Roy, Andrew Weightman, Axel Schippers, Karen G Lloyd
Two common quantification methods for subseafloor microorganisms are catalyzed reporter deposition fluorescence in situ hybridization (CARD-FISH) and quantitative PCR (qPCR). Using these methods, we quantified Bacteria and Archaea in Baltic Sea basin sediments (IODP Exp. 347) down to 90 mbsf, testing the following hypotheses in an inter-laboratory comparison: 1) proteinase K permeabilization of Archaeal cell walls increases CARD-FISH accuracy, and 2) qPCR varies by more than an order of magnitude between laboratories using similar protocols...
January 18, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104586/synergy-of-glucagon-like-peptide-2-and-epidermal-growth-factor-co-administration-on-intestinal-adaptation-in-neonatal-piglets-with-short-bowel-syndrome
#20
David W Lim, Crystal L Levesque, Donna F Vine, Mitsuru Muto, Jacob R Koepke, Patrick N Nation, Pamela R Wizzard, Julang Li, David L Bigam, Patricia L Brubaker, Justine M Turner, Paul W Wales
BACKGROUND: Glucagon-like peptide-2 (GLP-2) and epidermal growth factor (EGF) treatment enhance intestinal adaptation. To determine whether these growth factors exert synergistic effects on intestinal growth and function, GLP-2 and EGF-containing media (EGF-cm) were administered, alone and in combination, in neonatal piglet with short bowel syndrome (SBS). METHODS: Neonatal Landrace/Large White piglets were block-randomized to 75% mid-intestinal (JI group) or distal-intestinal (JC group) resection or sham control, with 7-d infusion of saline (control), intravenous human GLP-2 (11 nmol/kg/day) alone, enteral EGF-cm (80 μg/kg/day) alone, or GLP-2 and EGF-cm in combination...
January 19, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Gastrointestinal and Liver Physiology
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