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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088644/tert-butyl-hydroperoxide-t-bhp-induced-apoptosis-and-necroptosis-in-endothelial-cells-roles-of-nox4-and-mitochondrion
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Wenwen Zhao, Haitao Feng, Wen Sun, Kang Liu, Jin-Jian Lu, Xiuping Chen
Oxidative stress causes endothelial death while underlying mechanisms remain elusive. Herein, the pro-death effect of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (t-BHP) was investigated with low concentration (50μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPL) and high concentration (500μM) of t-BHP (t-BHPH). Both t-BHPL and t-BHPH induced endothelial cell death was determined. T-BHPL induced caspase-dependent apoptosis and reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation, which was inhibited by N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC). Furthermore, NADPH oxidase inhibitor diphenyleneiodonium (DPI), NOX4 siRNA, and NOX4 inhibitor GKT137831 reduced t-BHPL-induced ROS generation while mitochondrial respiratory chain inhibitors rotenone (Rot), 2-thenoyltrifluoroacetone (TTFA), and antimycin A (AA) failed to do so...
January 5, 2017: Redox Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086835/stunting-and-severe-stunting-among-children-under-5%C3%A2-years-in-nigeria-a-multilevel-analysis
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Blessing Jaka Akombi, Kingsley Emwinyore Agho, John Joseph Hall, Dafna Merom, Thomas Astell-Burt, Andre M N Renzaho
BACKGROUND: Stunting has been identified as one of the major proximal risk factors for poor physical and mental development of children under-5 years. Stunting predominantly occurs in the first 1000 days of life (0-23 months) and continues to the age of five. This study examines factors associated with stunting and severe stunting among children under-5 years in Nigeria. METHODS: The sample included 24,529 children aged 0-59 months from the 2013 Nigeria Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS)...
January 13, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081525/effect-of-free-nitrous-acid-pre-treatment-on-primary-sludge-at-low-exposure-times
#3
S Zahedi, P Icaran, Z Yuan, M Pijuan
The present study was undertaken to investigate the effect of different free nitrous acid (FNA) concentrations at low pre-treatment times (PTs) (1, 2 and 5h) and without pH control with mild agitation on primary sludge (PS) biodegradability and methane production (MP). Increasing PTs resulted in an increase in the solubility of the organic matter (around 25%), but not on cell-mortality (>75% in all the cases with FNA) and neither on methane generation. FNA pre-treatment at low PTs improve MP (around 16% at PT of 1h and 650mg N-NO2(-)/L)...
January 4, 2017: Bioresource Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079878/a-complete-workflow-for-high-resolution-spectral-stitching-nanoelectrospray-direct-infusion-mass-spectrometry-based-metabolomics-and-lipidomics
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Andrew D Southam, Ralf J M Weber, Jasper Engel, Martin R Jones, Mark R Viant
Metabolomic and lipidomic studies measure and discover metabolic and lipid profiles in biological samples, enabling a better understanding of the metabolism of specific biological phenotypes. Accurate biological interpretations require high analytical reproducibility and sensitivity, and standardized and transparent data processing. Here we describe a complete workflow for nanoelectrospray ionization (nESI) direct-infusion mass spectrometry (DIMS) metabolomics and lipidomics. After metabolite and lipid extraction from tissues and biofluids, samples are directly infused into a high-resolution mass spectrometer (e...
February 2016: Nature Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078764/photoisomerization-of-a-chiral-imine-molecular-switch-followed-by-matrix-isolation-vcd-spectroscopy
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Corina H Pollok, Tim Riesebeck, Christian Merten
Characterizing the stereochemistry of transient photoisomerization products remains a big challenge for the design of molecular machines, such as unidirectional molecular motors. Often these states are not stable long enough to be characterized in detail using conventional spectroscopic tools. The structurally simple camphorquinone imine 1 serves to illustrate the advantage of combining the matrix-isolation technique with vibrational circular dichroism (VCD) spectroscopy for the investigation of photoisomerizations of chiral molecules...
January 12, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077108/wasting-underweight-and-stunting-among-children-with-congenital-heart-disease-presenting-at-mulago-hospital-uganda
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Anthony Batte, Peter Lwabi, Sulaiman Lubega, Sarah Kiguli, Kennedy Otwombe, Lucy Chimoyi, Violette Nabatte, Charles Karamagi
BACKGROUND: Children with congenital heart disease are at increased risk of malnutrition. The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of wasting, underweight and stunting among children with congenital heart disease attending Mulago National Referral Hospital, Uganda. METHODS: A cross-sectional study among 194 children aged 0-15 years was conducted between August 2013 and March 2014. Anthropometric measurements and clinical assessments were carried out on all children...
January 11, 2017: BMC Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076833/7-o-geranylquercetin-induces-apoptosis-in-gastric-cancer-cells-via-ros-mapk-mediated-mitochondrial-signaling-pathway-activation
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Yanyan Zhu, Yameng Jiang, Lei Shi, Linying Du, Xiaodong Xu, Enxia Wang, Yong Sun, Xin Guo, Boyang Zou, Huaxin Wang, Changyuan Wang, Lidan Sun, Yuhong Zhen
7-O-Geranylquercetin (GQ) is a novel O-alkylated derivate of quercetin. In this study, we evaluated its apoptosis induction effects in human gastric cancer cell lines SGC-7901 and MGC-803 and explored the potential molecular mechanisms. The results demonstrated that GQ lowered viability of SGC-7901 and MGC-803 cells in a dose- and time-dependent manner without apparent cytotoxicity to human gastric epithelial cell line GES-1. GQ could induce apoptosis in SGC-7901 and MGC-803cells, and arrest the gastric cancer cells at G2/M phase...
January 8, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074328/lipidpioneer-a-comprehensive-user-generated-exact-mass-template-for-lipidomics
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Candice Z Ulmer, Jeremy P Koelmel, Jared M Ragland, Timothy J Garrett, John A Bowden
Lipidomics, the comprehensive measurement of lipid species in a biological system, has promising potential in biomarker discovery and disease etiology elucidation. Advances in chromatographic separation, mass spectrometric techniques, and novel substrate applications continue to expand the number of lipid species observed. The total number and type of lipid species detected in a given sample are generally indicative of the sample matrix examined (e.g., serum, plasma, cells, bacteria, tissue, etc.). Current exact mass lipid libraries are static and represent the most commonly analyzed matrices...
January 10, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072842/fractal-analysis-of-brain-blood-oxygenation-level-dependent-bold-signals-from-children-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-mtbi
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Olga Dona, Michael D Noseworthy, Carol DeMatteo, John F Connolly
BACKGROUND: Conventional imaging techniques are unable to detect abnormalities in the brain following mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Yet patients with mTBI typically show delayed response on neuropsychological evaluation. Because fractal geometry represents complexity, we explored its utility in measuring temporal fluctuations of brain resting state blood oxygen level dependent (rs-BOLD) signal. We hypothesized that there could be a detectable difference in rs-BOLD signal complexity between healthy subjects and mTBI patients based on previous studies that associated reduction in signal complexity with disease...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28071764/aligned-copper-nanorod-arrays-for-highly-efficient-generation-of-intense-ultra-broadband-thz-pulses
#10
S Mondal, Q Wei, W J Ding, H A Hafez, M A Fareed, A Laramée, X Ropagnol, G Zhang, S Sun, Z M Sheng, J Zhang, T Ozaki
We demonstrate an intense broadband terahertz (THz) source based on the interaction of relativistic-intensity femtosecond lasers with aligned copper nanorod array targets. For copper nanorod targets with a length of 5 μm, a maximum 13.8 times enhancement in the THz pulse energy (in ≤20 THz spectral range) is measured as compared to that with a thick plane copper target under the same laser conditions. A further increase in the nanorod length leads to a decrease in the THz pulse energy at medium frequencies (≤20 THz) and increase of the electromagnetic pulse energy in the high-frequency range (from 20-200 THz)...
January 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068960/nutritional-status-among-primary-school-children-in-rural-sri-lanka-a-public-health-challenge-for-a-country-with-high-child-health-standards
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N P G C R Naotunna, M Dayarathna, H Maheshi, G S Amarasinghe, V S Kithmini, M Rathnayaka, L Premachandra, N Premarathna, P C Rajasinghe, G Wijewardana, T C Agampodi, S B Agampodi
BACKGROUND: Nutritional status of pre adolescent children is not widely studied in Sri Lanka. The purpose of this study was to determine the nutritional status among pre-adolescent school children in a rural province of Sri Lanka. METHODS: A school based cross sectional study was carried out in North Central Province in 100 rural schools, selected using multi stage cluster sampling with probability proportionate to size. Children in grade one to five were enrolled with a maximum cluster size of fifty...
January 10, 2017: BMC Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067900/donor-cd19-car-t-cells-exert-potent-graft-versus-lymphoma-activity-with-diminished-graft-versus-host-activity
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Arnab Ghosh, Melody Smith, Scott E James, Marco L Davila, Enrico Velardi, Kimon V Argyropoulos, Gertrude Gunset, Fabiana Perna, Fabiana M Kreines, Emily R Levy, Sophie Lieberman, Hillary V Jay, Andrea Z Tuckett, Johannes L Zakrzewski, Lisa Tan, Lauren F Young, Kate Takvorian, Jarrod A Dudakov, Robert R Jenq, Alan M Hanash, Ana Carolina F Motta, George F Murphy, Chen Liu, Andrea Schietinger, Michel Sadelain, Marcel R M van den Brink
Allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (allo-HSCT) is a potentially curative therapy for hematological malignancies. However, graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) and relapse after allo-HSCT remain major impediments to the success of allo-HSCT. Chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) direct tumor cell recognition of adoptively transferred T cells. CD19 is an attractive CAR target, which is expressed in most B cell malignancies, as well as in healthy B cells. Clinical trials using autologous CD19-targeted T cells have shown remarkable promise in various B cell malignancies...
January 9, 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067784/sailuotong-prevents-hydrogen-peroxide-h%C3%A2-o%C3%A2-induced-injury-in-ea-hy926-cells
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Sai Wang Seto, Dennis Chang, Wai Man Ko, Xian Zhou, Hosen Kiat, Alan Bensoussan, Simon M Y Lee, Maggie P M Hoi, Genevieve Z Steiner, Jianxun Liu
Sailuotong (SLT) is a standardised three-herb formulation consisting of Panax ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, and Crocus sativus designed for the management of vascular dementia. While the latest clinical trials have demonstrated beneficial effects of SLT in vascular dementia, the underlying cellular mechanisms have not been fully explored. The aim of this study was to assess the ability and mechanisms of SLT to act against hydrogen peroxide (H₂O₂)-induced oxidative damage in cultured human vascular endothelial cells (EAhy926)...
January 5, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066030/sparse-exponential-family-principal-component-analysis
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Meng Lu, Jianhua Z Huang, Xiaoning Qian
We propose a Sparse exponential family Principal Component Analysis (SePCA) method suitable for any type of data following exponential family distributions, to achieve simultaneous dimension reduction and variable selection for better interpretation of the results. Because of the generality of exponential family distributions, the method can be applied to a wide range of applications, in particular when analyzing high dimensional next-generation sequencing data and genetic mutation data in genomics. The use of sparsity-inducing penalty helps produce sparse principal component loading vectors such that the principal components can focus on informative variables...
December 2016: Pattern Recognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063798/evaluation-of-biological-properties-of-3-3-4-4-benzophenonetetracarboxylic-dianhydride-derivatives-and-their-ability-to-inhibit-hexokinase-activity
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Krzysztof Kochel, Mateusz D Tomczyk, Rui F Simões, Tomasz Frączek, Adrian Soboń, Paulo J Oliveira, Krzysztof Z Walczak, Aneta Koceva-Chyła
This investigation has explored the properties of 3,3',4,4'-benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride (BDTA) derivatives with regard to their being prospective inhibitors of hexokinase II (HKII). A pluripotent embryonic carcinoma cell line P19 (ECC), was used as the biological target for newly generated potential inhibitors of HKII. The results obtained from Virtual High-Throughput Screening (VHTS), molecular modeling and biological activity studies showed BDTA to be a promising leading structure with a good binding score and simplest functionalization...
December 25, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063499/analysis-of-phosphatidic-acid-binding-and-regulation-of-pipki-in-vitro-and-in-intact-cells
#16
L W R Tay, Z Wang, G Du
Phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate [PI(4,5)P2] is a lipid second messenger that regulates a wide array of essential cellular events, such as signal transduction, vesicle trafficking, actin cytoskeleton dynamics, adhesion, and motility. To control the spatiotemporal production of PI(4,5)P2, the activity of type 1 phosphotidylinositol-4-phosphate-5-kinases (PIPKIs) is tightly regulated by small GTPases and another signaling lipid, phosphatidic acid (PA). It is of interest that PI(4,5)P2 is also a critical cofactor for the activation of the PA-generating enzyme, phospholipase D (PLD)...
2017: Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061381/hyperpolarized-13-c-pyruvate-mouse-brain-metabolism-with-absorptive-mode-epsi-at-1t
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Vesselin Z Miloushev, Valentina Di Gialleonardo, Lucia Salamanca-Cardona, Fabian Correa, Kristin L Granlund, Kayvan R Keshari
The expected signal in echo-planar spectroscopic imaging experiments was explicitly modeled jointly in spatial and spectral dimensions. Using this as a basis, absorptive-mode type detection can be achieved by appropriate choice of spectral delays and post-processing techniques. We discuss the effects of gradient imperfections and demonstrate the implementation of this sequence at low field (1.05T), with application to hyperpolarized [1-(13)C] pyruvate imaging of the mouse brain. The sequence achieves sufficient signal-to-noise to monitor the conversion of hyperpolarized [1-(13)C] pyruvate to lactate in the mouse brain...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060263/inducible-lap-tagged-stable-cell-lines-for-investigating-protein-function-spatiotemporal-localization-and-protein-interaction-networks
#18
Michelle Bradley, Ivan Ramirez, Keith Cheung, Ankur A Gholkar, Jorge Z Torres
Multi-protein complexes, rather than single proteins acting in isolation, often govern molecular pathways regulating cellular homeostasis. Based on this principle, the purification of critical proteins required for the functioning of these pathways along with their native interacting partners has not only allowed the mapping of the protein constituents of these pathways, but has also provided a deeper understanding of how these proteins coordinate to regulate these pathways. Within this context, understanding a protein's spatiotemporal localization and its protein-protein interaction network can aid in defining its role within a pathway, as well as how its misregulation may lead to disease pathogenesis...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059681/isolation-and-spectral-characterization-of-thermally-generated-multi-z-isomers-of-lycopene-and-the-theoretically-preferred-pathway-to-di-z-isomers
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Masaki Honda, Tatsuya Kudo, Takahiro Kuwa, Takuma Higashiura, Tetsuya Fukaya, Yoshinori Inoue, Chitoshi Kitamura, Munenori Takehara
Lycopene has a large number of geometric isomers caused by E/Z isomerization at arbitrary sites within the 11 conjugated double bonds, offering varying characteristics related to features such as antioxidant capacity and bioavailability. However, the geometric structures of only a few lycopene Z-isomers have been thoroughly identified from natural sources. In this study, seven multi-Z-isomers of lycopene, (9Z,13'Z)-, (5Z,13Z,9'Z)-, (9Z,9'Z)-, (5Z,13'Z)-, (5Z,9'Z)-, (5Z,9Z,5'Z)-, and (5Z,9Z)-lycopene, were obtained from tomato samples by thermal isomerization, and then isolated by elaborate chromatography, and fully assigned using proton nuclear magnetic resonance...
February 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057939/activating-jak2-mutants-reveal-cytokine-receptor-coupling-differences-that-impact-outcomes-in-myeloproliferative-neoplasm
#20
H Yao, Y Ma, Z Hong, L Zhao, S A Monaghan, M-C Hu, Lj-S Huang
Janus tyrosine kinase 2 (JAK2) mediates downstream signaling of cytokine receptors in all hematological lineages, yet constitutively active JAK2 mutants are able to drive selective expansion of particular lineage(s) in myeloproliferative neoplasm (MPN). The molecular basis of lineage specificity is unclear. Here we show that three activating JAK2 mutants with similar kinase activities in vitro elicit distinctive MPN phenotypes in mice by differentially expanding erythroid vs. granulocytic precursors. Molecularly, this reflects the differential binding of JAK2 mutants to cytokine receptors EpoR and GCSFR in the erythroid vs granulocytic lineage and the creation of unique receptor/JAK2 complexes that generate qualitatively distinct downstream signals...
January 6, 2017: Leukemia: Official Journal of the Leukemia Society of America, Leukemia Research Fund, U.K
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