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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144452/ubiquitination-and-degradation-of-gbps-by-a-shigella-effector-to-suppress-host-defence
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Peng Li, Wei Jiang, Qin Yu, Wang Liu, Ping Zhou, Jun Li, Junjie Xu, Bo Xu, Fengchao Wang, Feng Shao
Interferon-inducible guanylate-binding proteins (GBPs) mediate cell-autonomous antimicrobial defences. Shigella flexneri, a Gram-negative cytoplasmic free-living bacterium that causes bacillary dysentery, encodes a repertoire of highly similar type III secretion system effectors called invasion plasmid antigen Hs (IpaHs). IpaHs represent a large family of bacterial ubiquitin-ligases, but their function is poorly understood. Here we show that S. flexneri infection induces rapid proteasomal degradation of human guanylate binding protein-1 (hGBP1)...
November 16, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143031/acid-base-machines-electrical-work-from-neutralization-reactions
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Gilberto Lima, William G Morais, Wellington J A S Gomes, Fritz Huguenin
We have developed an electrochemical system that performs electrical work due to changes in alkaline ion and proton activities associated with acidic solution neutralization. This system can be used to treat wastewater, contributing to sustainable growth. The system includes an electrochemical machine that operates between an acidic and a basic reservoir to produce work in cycles comprising four stages: two isothermal ionic insertion/de-insertion steps and two steps involving acid and base injection. On the basis of the mixing free energy associated with the reaction free energy, we have developed the thermodynamic formalism by considering reversible electrochemical processes to determine the maximum work performed by this acid-base machine and the efficiency...
November 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142409/reversible-testicular-toxicity-of-piperine-on-male-albino-rats
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Gopichand Chinta, Mohane Selvaraj Coumar, Latha Periyasamy
Background: Piperine was widely used in traditional medicine for inducing sterility and abortion. Objective: To evaluate the effect of the piperine on testis of male albino rats. Materials and Methods: Adult male rats were divided into four groups (n = 12). Group I (control): Rats were given vehicle p.o. i.e. 0.5% carboxymethyl cellulose in normal saline daily for 60 days, Group II (ED): Rats received piperine at a dose of 10 mg/kg body weight (b...
October 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142184/efficacy-of-cell-free-and-concentrated-ascites-reinfusion-therapy-for-palliative-care-in-a-patient-with-malignant-pleural-mesothelioma-a-case-report
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Kakeru Hisakane, Hironobu Ohmatsu, Shigeki Umemura, Keisuke Kirita, Shingo Matsumoto, Kiyotaka Yoh, Seiji Niho, Koichi Goto
Cell-free and concentrated ascites reinfusion therapy (CART) is recognized as a useful treatment to improve the symptoms caused by refractory ascites. Recently, a few clinical studies have reported the effects of CART for malignant ascites, especially in gynecological and gastrointestinal cancers. We report the case of malignant ascites in a patient with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) whose symptoms were relieved by CART. A 59-year-old Japanese male with MPM who had undergone pleural decortication had pleural and peritoneal recurrence...
2017: Journal of Nippon Medical School, Nippon Ika Daigaku Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142161/treatment-and-outcomes-of-carcinoma-of-the-external-and-middle-ear-the-validity-of-en-bloc-resection-for-advanced-tumor
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Takuma Matoba, Nobuhiro Hanai, Hidenori Suzuki, Daisuke Nishikawa, Eiji Tachibana, Takeshi Okada, Shingo Murakami, Yasuhisa Hasegawa
Carcinoma of the external and middle ear is a very rare disease. Despite the various treatment modalities available, its prognosis is still poor. We aimed to analyze the treatment modalities, outcomes, and validity of surgical approaches, especially in advanced tumors in the ear. Twenty-five patients with carcinoma of the external and middle ear were retrospectively analyzed. The modified Pittsburgh staging system was used for staging of the patients. Overall and disease-free survival was estimated using of Kaplan-Meier method...
November 15, 2017: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141518/surgical-management-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-extending-into-venous-system-a-20-year-experience
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X Xiao, L Zhang, X Chen, L Cui, H Zhu, D Pang, Y Yang, Q Wang, M Wang, C Gao
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The purpose of this study is to report our 20-year experience with the surgical management of renal cell carcinoma extending into the inferior vena cava using a novel classification system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the data of 103 patients (69 males, 34 females, mean age: 52.9 ± 12.6 years) with renal cell carcinoma involving the venous system treated between 1993 and 2014. The inferior vena cava tumor thrombus was classified into five levels: 0 (renal vein, n = 12), 1 (infrahepatic, n = 33), 2a (low retrohepatic, n = 26), 2b (high retrohepatic, n = 19), and 3 (supradiaphragmatic, n = 13)...
November 1, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Surgery: SJS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140828/biomimetic-nanoparticles-for-transplantation-tolerance
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Silvia Minardi, Sahil Shah, Xunrong Luo
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The current review aims to provide a current landscape and future trends of biomimetic nanoparticles which have the potential to revolutionize the field of transplantation in the next decade. RECENT FINDINGS: Currently, the inability to safely induce robust donor-specific immunological tolerance makes it difficult to achieve immunosuppression-free graft survival. Despite progresses in the development of nanotherapeutics for antigen-specific immunomodulation in autoimmune diseases and in cancer treatments, few have been proposed and tested in transplantation with success...
November 14, 2017: Current Opinion in Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140539/cross-regulation-among-arabinose-xylose-and-rhamnose-utilization-systems-in-e-coli
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Debika Choudhury, Supreet Saini
Bacteria frequently encounter multiple sugars in their natural surroundings. While the dynamics of utilization of glucose containing sugar mixtures have been well investigated, there are few reports addressing regulation of utilization of glucose-free mixtures particularly pentoses. These sugars comprise a considerable fraction in hemicellulose which can be converted by suitable biocatalysts to biofuels and other value-added products. Hence understanding of transcriptional cross-regulation among different pentose sugar utilization systems is essential for successful development of industrial strains...
November 15, 2017: Letters in Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140506/quantification-of-the-effect-of-toxicants-on-the-intracellular-kinetic-energy-and-cross-sectional-area-of-mammary-epithelial-organoids-by-oct-fluctuation-spectroscopy
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Xiao Yu, Ashley M Fuller, Richard Blackmon, Melissa A Troester, Amy L Oldenburg
The ability to assess toxicant exposures of three-dimensional (3D) in vitro mammary models that recapitulate the tissue microenvironment can aid in our understanding of environmental exposure risk over time. Longitudinal studies of 3D model systems, however, are cumbersome and suffer from a lack of high-throughput toxicological assays. In this study, we establish a noninvasive and label-free optical coherence tomography (OCT)-based imaging platform for tracking exposure-response relationships in 3D human mammary epithelial organoid models...
November 10, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138834/mechanism-of-free-radical-generation-in-platelets-and-primary-hepatocytes-a-novel-electron-spin-resonance-study
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Chiun-Lang Wang, Po-Sheng Yang, Jeng-Ting Tsao, Thanasekaran Jayakumar, Meng-Jiy Wang, Joen-Rong Sheu, Duen-Suey Chou
Oxygen free radicals have been implicated in the pathogenesis of toxic liver injury and are thought to be involved in cardiac dysfunction in the cirrhotic heart. Therefore, direct evidence for the electron spin resonance (ESR) detection of how D‑galactosamine (GalN), an established experimental hepatotoxic substance, induced free radicals formation in platelets and primary hepatocytes is presented in the present study. ESR results demonstrated that GalN induced hydroxyl radicals (OH•) in a resting human platelet suspension; however, radicals were not produced in a cell free Fenton reaction system...
November 14, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138676/resveratrol-modulation-of-protein-expression-in-parkin-mutant-human-skin-fibroblasts-a-proteomic-approach
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Daniele Vergara, Antonio Gaballo, Anna Signorile, Anna Ferretta, Paola Tanzarella, Consiglia Pacelli, Marco Di Paola, Tiziana Cocco, Michele Maffia
In this study, we investigated by two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE) and mass spectrometry (MS) analysis the effects of resveratrol treatment on skin primary fibroblasts from a healthy subject and from a parkin-mutant early onset Parkinson's disease patient. Parkin, an E3 ubiquitin ligase, is the most frequently mutated gene in hereditary Parkinson's disease. Functional alteration of parkin leads to impairment of the ubiquitin-proteasome system, resulting in the accumulation of misfolded or aggregated proteins accountable for the neurodegenerative process...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138537/development-of-novel-ultrashort-antimicrobial-peptide-nanoparticles-with-potent-antimicrobial-and-antibiofilm-activities-against-multidrug-resistant-bacteria
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Ammar Almaaytah, Gubran Khalil Mohammed, Ahmad Abualhaijaa, Qosay Al-Balas
Conventional antibiotics are facing strong microbial resistance that has recently reached critical levels. This situation is leading to significantly reduced therapeutic potential of a huge proportion of antimicrobial agents currently used in clinical settings. Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) could provide the medical community with an alternative strategy to traditional antibiotics for combating microbial resistance. However, the development of AMPs into clinically useful antibiotics is hampered by their relatively low stability, toxicity, and high manufacturing costs...
2017: Drug Design, Development and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137754/proteinaceous-microspheres-as-a-delivery-system-for-carvacrol-and-thymol-in-antibacterial-applications
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Chana G Sokolik, Rina Ben-Shabat-Binyamini, Aharon Gedanken, Jean-Paul Lellouche
There is an urgent need for new materials with antimicrobial activity. Phenolic essential oil (EO) compounds with Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) status are attractive candidates, but they need suitable delivery systems to overcome specific drawbacks. Core-shell microspheres (MSs) of Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) or Human Serum Albumin (HSA) encapsulating such active compounds in the oil phase are a delivery system that is novel in combination with phenolic EO compounds. Moreover, the EO compounds can also be assembled in an oil shell around a protein core by choosing an appropriate oil phase...
March 2018: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137237/cryoablation-combined-with-allogenic-natural-killer-cell-immunotherapy-improves-the-curative-effect-in-patients-with-advanced-hepatocellular-cancer
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Mao Lin, Shuzhen Liang, Xiaohua Wang, Yinqing Liang, Mingjie Zhang, Jibing Chen, Lizhi Niu, Kecheng Xu
In this study, the clinical efficacy of cryosurgery combined with allogenic natural killer cell immunotherapy for advanced hepatocellular cancer was evaluated. From October 2015 to March 2017, we enrolled 61 patients who met the enrollment criteria and divided them into two groups: 1) the simple cryoablation group (Cryo group, n = 26); and 2) the cryoablation combined with allogenic natural killer cells group (Cryo-NK group, n = 35), the safety and short-term effects were evaluated firstly, then the median progression-free survival, response rate and disease control rate were assessed...
October 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136932/cell-immobilization-on-3d-printed-matrices-a-model-study-on-propionic-acid-fermentation
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Fabricio Dos Santos Belgrano, Olaf Diegel, Nei Pereira, Rajni Hatti-Kaul
This study uses three-dimensional (3D) printing technology as a tool for designing carriers for immobilization of microbial cells for bioprocesses. Production of propionic acid from glucose by immobilized Propionibacterium sp. cells was studied as a model system. For cell adsorption, the 3D-printed nylon beads were added to the culture medium during 3 rounds of cell cultivation. Cell adsorption and fermentation kinetics were similar irrespective of the bead size and lattice structure. The cells bound to 15 mm beads exhibited reduced fermentation time as compared to free cell fermentations; maximum productivity and propionic acid titer of 0...
November 2, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136868/a-pcr-free-colorimetric-strategy-for-visualized-assay-of-telomerase-activity
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Tao Yu, Wei Zhao, Jing-Juan Xu, Hong-Yuan Chen
A simple yet powerful polymerase chain reaction (PCR)-free strategy for visualized assay of human telomerase activity was reported in this work. Gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) based colorimetric strategy was applied with well-designed enzyme-aided cyclic amplification. Briefly, the detection relies on the elongated primers of telomerase substrate (TS) induced by telomerase, which open the hairpin DNA and hybridize with linker DNA, the trigger of AuNPs aggregation. Nicking endonuclease was added in the sensing system, which cleaved linker DNA after hybridization and released complimentary strand for cyclic hybridization with linker DNA, resulted in high sensitivity for the detection of telomerase...
February 1, 2018: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136724/-expert-consensus-for-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-patients-with-renal-impairment-of-multiple-myeloma
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Renal impairment (RI) is a common complication of multiple myeloma (MM), which is presented as chronic kidney disease (CKD) or acute kidney injury (AKI). The typical pathological feature is cast nephropathy. Presently international system staging (ISS) is used in evaluating MM. Although the classic Durie-Salmon staging system could be still used in clinical practice, it may miss out some patients with renal impairment. For evaluations of RI in MM patients with CKD, it's recommended to assess the estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) by creatinine based formula CKD-epidemiology collaboration (EPI) or modification of diet in renal disease(MDRD) and to stage the renal injuries according to 2013 Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) CKD guidelines...
November 1, 2017: Zhonghua Nei Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Internal Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136599/the-bioavailability-of-different-dissolved-organic-nitrogen-compounds-for-the-freshwater-algae-raphidocelis-subcapitata
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Lu Fan, Michael T Brett, Bo Li, Mingming Song
Understanding which factors affect the algal bioavailability of dissolved organic nitrogen (DON) compounds in natural surface waters is important for our understanding of nutrient biogeochemistry and water quality management. We used nitrogen uptake kinetics and algal cell yield to characterize the algal bioavailability of 22 dissolved DON compounds that are commonly found in natural surface waters and wastewater treatment plant effluents, including urea, amino acids, amino sugars, nucleotides, pyrimidines, oraganonitriles, polyacrylamide, EDTA, caffeine, phenolic compounds and humic acids...
November 11, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136563/generation-of-human-ipsc-line-from-a-patient-with-laterality-defects-and-associated-congenital-heart-anomalies-carrying-a-dand5-missense-alteration
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Fernando Cristo, José M Inácio, Graça Rosas, Isabel Marques Carreira, Joana Barbosa Melo, Luís Pereira de Almeida, Patrícia Mendes, Duarte Saraiva Martins, José Maio, Rui Anjos, José A Belo
A human iPSC line was generated from exfoliated renal epithelial (ERE) cells of a patient affected with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) and Laterality Defects carrying tshe variant p.R152H in the DAND5 gene. The transgene-free iPSCs were generated with the human OSKM transcription factor using the Sendai-virus reprogramming system. The established iPSC line had the specific heterozygous alteration, a stable karyotype, expressed pluripotency markers and generated embryoid bodies that can differentiate towards the three germ layers in vitro...
October 31, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136371/designing-dendron-polymer-conjugate-based-targeted-drug-delivery-platforms-with-a-mix-and-match-modularity
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Burcu Sumer Bolu, Bianka Golba, Nazli Boke, Amitav Sanyal, Rana Sanyal
Polymeric micellar systems are emerging as a very important class of nano-pharmaceuticals due to their ability to improve pharmacokinetics and bio-distribution of chemotherapy drugs, as well as to reduce related systemic toxicities. While these nano sized delivery systems inherently benefit from passive targeting through the enhanced permeation and retention effect leading to increased accumulation in the tumor, additional active targeting can be achieved through surface modification of micelles with targeting groups specific for over-expressed receptors of tumor cells...
November 14, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
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