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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28944998/enhanced-immune-response-induced-by-p5-her2-neu-derived-peptide-pulsed-dendritic-cells-as-a-preventive-cancer-vaccine
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Zahra Gholizadeh, Jalil Tavakkol-Afshari, Amin Reza Nikpoor, Seyed Amir Jalali, Mahmoud Reza Jaafari
Dendritic cells are special and powerful antigen-presenting cells that can induce primary immune responses against tumour-associated antigens. They can present antigens via both MHC-I and MHC-II, so they have the ability to stimulate both cytotoxic T lymphocytes and T helper cells. Furthermore, CD8(+) cytotoxic T lymphocytes require activation by CD4(+) T cells. This requires a CD4(+) T cell activator molecule, of which PADRE is one of the best. We chose an approach to use both of these important arms of the immune system...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943635/ng2-antigen-is-involved-in-leukemia-invasiveness-and-central-nervous-system-infiltration-in-mll-rearranged-infant-b-all
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C Prieto, B López-Millán, H Roca-Ho, R W Stam, D Romero-Moya, F J Rodríguez-Baena, A Sanjuan-Pla, V Ayllón, M Ramírez, M Bardini, P De Lorenzo, M G Valsecchi, M Stanulla, M Iglesias, P Ballerini, Á M Carcaboso, J Mora, F Locatelli, A Bertaina, L Padilla, J C Rodríguez-Manzaneque, C Bueno, P Menéndez
MLL-rearranged (MLLr) infant B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia (iMLLr-B-ALL) has a dismal prognosis and is associated with a pro-B/mixed phenotype, therapy refractoriness and frequent central nervous system (CNS) disease/relapse. Neuron-glial antigen 2 (NG2) is specifically expressed in MLLr leukemias and is used in leukemia immunophenotyping because of its predictive value for MLLr acute leukemias. NG2 is involved in melanoma metastasis and brain development; however, its role in MLL-mediated leukemogenesis remains elusive...
September 25, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943390/the-e-coli-s30-lysate-proteome-a-prototype-for-cell-free-protein-production
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Daniel Foshag, Erik Henrich, Ekkehard Hiller, Miriam Schäfer, Christian Kerger, Anke Burger-Kentischer, Irene Diaz-Moreno, Sofía M García-Mauriño, Volker Dötsch, Steffen Rupp, Frank Bernhard
Protein production using processed cell lysates is a core technology in synthetic biology and these systems are excellent to produce difficult toxins or membrane proteins. However, the composition of the central lysate of cell-free systems is still a "black box". Escherichia coli lysates are most productive for cell-free expression, yielding several mgs of protein per ml of reaction. Their preparation implies proteome fractionation, resulting in strongly biased and yet unknown lysate compositions. Many metabolic pathways are expected to be truncated or completely removed...
September 21, 2017: New Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943209/a-novel-high-drug-loading-mussel-inspired-polydopamine-hybrid-nanoparticle-as-a-ph-sensitive-vehicle-for-drug-delivery
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Jie Hou, Chunlei Guo, Yuzhi Shi, Ergang Liu, Weibing Dong, Bo Yu, Shiyuan Liu, Junbo Gong
A novel high drug loading pH-cleavable polymer hybrid nanoparticle was prepared via doxorubicin (DOX) grafted onto PEGylated, mussel-inspired polydopamine (PDA) and then coated onto hollow silica nanoparticles for drug delivery. A series of characterization shed light on the formation mechanisms of PDA coatings on hollow silica. We hypothesized that dopamine was first absorbed onto the surface of hollow silica and then began self-polymerization. A Dox-containing thiol moiety was fabricated with conjugation between doxorubicin hydrochloride and Mercaptopropionyalkali with a pH-cleavable hydrozone bond...
September 21, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28943195/diels-alder-mediated-release-of-gemcitabine-from-hybrid-nanoparticles-for-enhanced-pancreatic-cancer-therapy
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Adeolu Oluwasanmi, Wejdan Al-Shakarchi, Ayesha Manzur, Mohammed H Aldebasi, Rayan S Elsini, Malek K Albusair, Katherine J Haxton, Anthony D M Curtis, Clare Hoskins
Hybrid nanoparticles (HNPs) have shown huge potential as drug delivery vehicles for pancreatic cancer. Currently, the first line treatment, gemcitabine, is only effective in 23.8% of patients. To improve this, a thermally activated system was developed by introducing a linker between HNPs and gemcitabine. Whereby, heat generation resulting from laser irradiation of the HNPs promoted linker breakdown resulting in prodrug liberation. In vitro evaluation in pancreatic adenocarcinoma cells, showed the prodrug was 4...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942144/microgravity-influences-maintenance-of-the-human-muscle-stem-progenitor-cell-pool
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Tohru Hosoyama, Shunji Ichida, Masatsugu Kanno, Reiichi Ishihara, Toshikatsu Hatashima, Koji Ueno, Kimikazu Hamano
Microgravity induces skeletal muscle atrophy; however, the underlying mechanism is not clarified. In particular, the influence of microgravity on human skeletal muscle stem/progenitor cells (SMPCs) is not well understood. In this study, we used induced pluripotent stem cell-derived human SMPCs to investigate the effect of microgravity on maintenance of the stem/progenitor cell pool. Human SMPCs were induced by free-floating spherical aggregation culture, and derivatized-SMPC spheres were maintained in a microgravity condition (10(-3) G) for 2 weeks using a clinostat rotation system...
September 20, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28942086/validation-of-a-52-gene-risk-profile-for-outcome-prediction-in-patients-with-idiopathic-pulmonary-fibrosis-an-international-multicentre-cohort-study
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Jose D Herazo-Maya, Jiehuan Sun, Philip L Molyneaux, Qin Li, Julian A Villalba, Argyrios Tzouvelekis, Heather Lynn, Brenda M Juan-Guardela, Cristobal Risquez, Juan C Osorio, Xiting Yan, George Michel, Nachelle Aurelien, Kathleen O Lindell, Melinda J Klesen, Miriam F Moffatt, William O Cookson, Yingze Zhang, Joe G N Garcia, Imre Noth, Antje Prasse, Ziv Bar-Joseph, Kevin F Gibson, Hongyu Zhao, Erica L Herzog, Ivan O Rosas, Toby M Maher, Naftali Kaminski
BACKGROUND: The clinical course of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is unpredictable. Clinical prediction tools are not accurate enough to predict disease outcomes. METHODS: We enrolled patients with IPF diagnosis in a six-cohort study at Yale University (New Haven, CT, USA), Imperial College London (London, UK), University of Chicago (Chicago, IL, USA), University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburgh, PA, USA), University of Freiburg (Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany), and Brigham and Women's Hospital-Harvard Medical School (Boston, MA, USA)...
September 20, 2017: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941344/-synthesis-of-soluble-proinsulin-in-a-cell-free-protein-synthesis-system
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Yuan Hu, Yuchen Zhang, Yancheng Xu, Tiangang Liu
Proinsulin (Pins) is the precursor of insulin. The expression of proinsulin in Escherichia coli forms inclusion body, so that the recombinant protein should be processed with multiple steps to form active insulin. With the development in biotechnology, cell-free protein synthesis (CFPS) system is becoming a valuable tool in protein expression by decoupling the cell growth with protein production, which allows it to express proteins that would interfere with cell physiology. In this study, we synthesized soluble proinsulin in CFPS system in order to establish a new approach for both insulin expression and delivery...
March 25, 2017: Sheng Wu Gong Cheng Xue Bao, Chinese Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28941321/solubilized-amnion-membrane-hyaluronic-acid-hydrogel-accelerates-full-thickness-wound-healing
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Sean V Murphy, Aleksander Skardal, Lujie Song, Khiry Sutton, Rebecca Haug, David L Mack, John Jackson, Shay Soker, Anthony Atala
The early and effective treatment of wounds is vital to ensure proper wound closure and healing with appropriate functional and cosmetic outcomes. The use of human amnion membranes for wound care has been shown to be safe and effective. However, the difficulty in handling and placing thin sheets of membrane, and the high costs associated with the use of living cellularized tissue has limited the clinical application of amniotic membrane wound healing products. Here, we describe a novel amnion membrane-derived product, processed to result in a cell-free solution, while maintaining high concentrations of cell-derived cytokines and growth factors...
September 23, 2017: Stem Cells Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940959/biochemical-and-structural-characterization-of-cyp109a2-a-vitamin-d3-25-hydroxylase-from-bacillus-megaterium
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Ammar Abdulmughni, Ilona K Jóźwik, Elisa Brill, Frank Hannemann, Andy-Mark W H Thunnissen, Rita Bernhardt
Cytochrome P450 enzymes are increasingly investigated due to their potential application as biocatalysts with high regio- and/or stereo-selectivity and under mild conditions. Vitamin D3 metabolites are of pharmaceutical importance and are applied for the treatment of vitamin D3 deficiency and other disorders. However, the chemical synthesis of vitamin D3 derivatives shows low specificity and low yields. In this study, cytochrome P450 CYP109A2 from Bacillus megaterium DSM319 was expressed, purified and shown to oxidize vitamin D3 with high regio-selectivity...
September 22, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940802/asymmetric-reduction-of-prochiral-ketones-by-using-self-sufficient-heterogeneous-biocatalysts-based-on-nadph-dependent-ketoreductases
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Ana I Benítez-Mateos, Eneko San Sebastián, Nicolás Ríos Lombardía, Francisco Morís, Javier González-Sabín, Fernando Lopez-Gallego
Development of cell-free and self-sufficient biocatalytic systems represents an emerging approach to address more complex synthetic schemes under non-physiological conditions. Herein, we report the fabrication of a self-sufficient heterogeneous biocatalyst for the synthesis of chiral alcohols without the addition of exogenous cofactor. In this work, a NADPH-dependent ketoreductase was primarily stabilized and further co-immobilized with NADPH to catalyze asymmetric reductions without exogenous cofactor addition...
September 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939608/the-type-ix-secretion-system-is-required-for-virulence-of-the-fish-pathogen-flavobacterium-columnare
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Nan Li, Yongtao Zhu, Benjamin R LaFrentz, Jason P Evenhuis, David W Hunnicutt, Rachel A Conrad, Paul Barbier, Connor W Gullstrand, Jack E Roets, Jonathan L Powers, Surashree S Kulkarni, Devon H Erbes, Julio C García, Pin Nie, Mark J McBride
Flavobacterium columnare, a member of the phylum Bacteroidetes, causes columnaris disease in wild and aquaculture-reared freshwater fish. The mechanisms responsible for columnaris disease are not known. Many members of the phylum Bacteroidetes use type IX secretion systems (T9SSs) to secrete enzymes, adhesins, and proteins involved in gliding motility. The F. columnare genome has all of the genes needed to encode a T9SS. gldN, which encodes a core component of the T9SS, was deleted in wild type strains of F...
September 22, 2017: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28939061/chemoradiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-oropharynx-does-completion-of-systemic-therapy-affect-outcomes
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Michael Baine, Tim Dorius, Nathan Bennion, Morshed Alam, Lynette Smith, Weining Zhen, Apar Ganti
INTRODUCTION: Current standard of care for locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx (LA-OPC) consists of concurrent chemoradiotherapy. Due to toxicities associated with this treatment, a significant portion of patients are unable to complete the systemic therapy portion of their treatment course. The impact of incomplete systemic therapy on patient outcomes remains unclear. METHODS: Demographic, treatment, and outcome data were retrospectively collected for patients with LA-OPC treated definitively with concurrent chemoradiotherapy between 2007 and 2014...
October 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938830/perspective-differential-dynamic-microscopy-extracts-multi-scale-activity-in-complex-fluids-and-biological-systems
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Roberto Cerbino, Pietro Cicuta
Differential dynamic microscopy (DDM) is a technique that exploits optical microscopy to obtain local, multi-scale quantitative information about dynamic samples, in most cases without user intervention. It is proving extremely useful in understanding dynamics in liquid suspensions, soft materials, cells, and tissues. In DDM, image sequences are analyzed via a combination of image differences and spatial Fourier transforms to obtain information equivalent to that obtained by means of light scattering techniques...
September 21, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938671/pd-1-pd-l1-antibodies-efficacy-and-safety-versus-docetaxel-monotherapy-in-advanced-nsclc-patients-after-first-line-treatment-option-systems-assessment
#15
Qiang Su, Zhigang Sun, Chenguang Zhang, Yanli Hou, Bangwei Cao
Meta-analysis was conducted to systematically assess the effectiveness and safety of programmed cell death protein-1 or ligand-1 (PD-1 or PD-L1) antibodies versus docetaxel alone in advanced non small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). In addition, the prognostic significance of PD-L1 expression in advanced NSCLC was also investigated. 5 eligible studies including 3579 patients were identified through comprehensive search of multiple databases. The results showed that pooled hazard ratios (HR) for overall survival (OS) and progression free survival (PFS) were 0...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938658/comparison-of-direct-sequencing-and-amplification-refractory-mutation-system-for-detecting-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Qi Feng, Zu-Yao Yang, Jia-Tong Zhang, Jin-Ling Tang
BACKGROUND: Direct sequencing and amplification refractory mutation system (ARMS) are commonly used to detect epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status in patients with non-small-cell lung cancer to inform the decision-making on tyrosine kinase inhibitors treatment. This study aimed to systematically compare the two methods in terms of the rate of detected mutations and the association of detected mutations with clinical outcomes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed, EMBASE, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (in Chinese) and Wanfang database (in Chinese) were searched to identify relevant studies...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938600/application-of-dual-targeting-drug-delivery-system-for-the-improvement-of-anti-glioma-efficacy-of-doxorubicin
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Zhenliang Sun, Xuebing Yan, YiBo Liu, Linsheng Huang, Cheng Kong, Xiao Qu, Man Wang, Renyuan Gao, Huanlong Qin
Chemotherapy of glioma is always hampered by the unsatisfactory tumor accumulation of drugs, of which the most noticeable obstacle is the limited drug permeability from vessels into tumor inner. In the present study, we developed a novel nanocarrier for the delivery of doxorubicin to brain tumor. Such novel drug delivery system was mainly composed of a tumor homing peptide and DOX-loaded PLA nanoparticles (AP1-NP-DOX). CRKRLDRNC peptide, named as AP1, was a newly glioma affinity peptide which could specifically binds to interleukin-4 receptor (IL-4R), highly expressing on both glioma cells and angiogenesis...
August 29, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938480/dysregulation-of-the-anti-m%C3%A3-llerian-hormone-system-by-steroids-in-women-with-polycystic-ovary-syndrome
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Alice Pierre, Joëlle Taieb, Frank Giton, Michaël Grynberg, Salma Touleimat, Hady El Hachem, Renato Fanchin, Danielle Monniaux, Joëlle Cohen-Tannoudji, Nathalie di Clemente, Chrystèle Racine
Context: Anti-Müllerian hormone (AMH) and AMH type II receptor (AMHR2) are overexpressed in granulosa cells (GCs) from women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), the most common cause of female infertility. Objective: The aim of the study was to compare the regulation of the AMH/AMHR2 system by 5α-dihydrotestosterone (5α-DHT) and estradiol (E2) in GCs from control and PCOS women. Design, Setting, Patients: Experiments were performed on follicular fluids (FF) and GCs from women undergoing in vitro fertilization...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936924/expression-of-cross-tolerance-to-a-wide-range-of-conditions-in-a-human-lung-cancer-cell-line-after-adaptation-to-nitric-oxide
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Zane Deliu, Timothy Tamas, Juel Chowdhury, Madeeha Aqil, Maaly Bassiony, James A Radosevich
Previously, we have shown that A549, a human lung adenocarcinoma, can be adapted to nitric oxide (NO(●)). NO(●) is a nitrogen-based free radical that is synthesized by a family of enzymes known as nitric oxide synthases. NO(●) has been shown to be overexpressed in patient populations of different cancers. In addition, it has been observed that patients who express high levels of nitric oxide synthases tend to have poorer clinical outcomes than those with low levels of expression. The original cell line A549 (parent) and the adapted A549-HNO (high nitric oxide) cell line serve as a useful model system to investigate the role of NO(●) in tumor progression and prognosis...
September 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936747/exosomes-outlook-for-future-cell-free-cardiovascular-disease-therapy
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Bahar Barani, Sheeja Rajasingh, Johnson Rajasingh
Cardiovascular diseases are the number one cause of death globally with an estimated 7.4 million people dying from coronary heart disease. Studies have been conducted to identify the therapeutic utility of exosomes in many diseases, including cardiovascular diseases. It has been demonstrated that exosomes are immune modulators, can be used to treat cardiac ischemic injury, pulmonary hypertension and many other diseases, including cancers. Exosomes can be used as a biomarker for disease and cell-free drug delivery system for targeting the cells...
2017: Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
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