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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449118/polyphosphate-accumulating-bacterial-community-colonizing-the-calcium-bodies-of-terrestrial-isopod-crustaceans-titanethes-albus-and-hyloniscus-riparius
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Rok Kostanjšek, Vittori Miloš, Vesna Srot, Peter A van Aken, Štrus Jasna
Terrestrial isopods from the group Trichoniscidae accumulate calcium in specialized organs, known as the calcium bodies. These consist of two pairs of epithelial sacs located alongside the digestive system. These organs contain various forms of calcium and constantly present bacteria. To elucidate their origin and role, we analyzed the bacteria of the calcium bodies in the cave-dwelling isopod Titanethes albus and the epigean species Hyloniscus riparius, by microscopy, histochemistry, energy dispersive X-ray spectrometry, 16S rRNA analysis and in situ hybridization...
April 25, 2017: FEMS Microbiology Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444679/membranes-derived-from-human-umbilical-cord-wharton-s-jelly-stem-cells-as-novel-bioengineered-tissue-like-constructs
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B D Jaimes-Parra, I Garzón, V Carriel, D Durand-Herrera, M A Martín-Piedra, J M García, M C Sánchez-Quevedo, M Alaminos, A Campos
Cell-derived matrices were recently described as novel biomaterials generated by human cells allowed to grow and synthetize their own extracellular matrix in culture. In the present work, we generated and evaluated a novel tissue-like substitute (WDM) consisting of a membrane derived from cultured human Wharton's jelly stem cells. WDM were evaluated ex vivo and in vivo by histochemistry and immunohistochemistry for several mesenchymal cell markers and fibrillar and non-fibrillar extracellular matrix components...
April 26, 2017: Histology and Histopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444165/proinflammatory-mediators-related-to-orthodontically-induced-periapical-root-resorption-in-rat-mandibular-molars
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Yoshiro Matsumoto, Siripen Sringkarnboriboon, Takashi Ono
Objectives: The early phase of orthodontic tooth movement involves acute inflammatory response that may induce bone resorption. The aim of this study was to localize and quantify cells in the periodontium expressing proinflammatory mediators during orthodontically induced periapical root resorption of the rat mandibular molars. Materials and methods: The levels of proinflammatory cytokines interleukin-1 (IL-1) α and β, tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α), inflammatory enzymes cyclooxygenase (COX) 1 and 2, and their product prostaglandin E2 (PGE2) in the root resorption site were compared to those in the corresponding area of the untreated periodontal ligament (PDL) of physiologically drifting teeth...
April 22, 2017: European Journal of Orthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28443061/a-linear-temporal-increase-in-thrombin-activity-and-loss-of-its-receptor-in-mouse-brain-following-ischemic-stroke
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Doron Bushi, Efrat Shavit Stein, Valery Golderman, Ekaterina Feingold, Orna Gera, Joab Chapman, David Tanne
BACKGROUND: Brain thrombin activity is increased following acute ischemic stroke and may play a pathogenic role through the protease-activated receptor 1 (PAR1). In order to better assess these factors, we obtained a novel detailed temporal and spatial profile of thrombin activity in a mouse model of permanent middle cerebral artery occlusion (pMCAo). METHODS: Thrombin activity was measured by fluorescence spectroscopy on coronal slices taken from the ipsilateral and contralateral hemispheres 2, 5, and 24 h following pMCAo (n = 5, 6, 5 mice, respectively)...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438092/characterization-by-lectin-histochemistry-of-two-subpopulations-of-parietal-cells-in-the-rat-gastric-glands
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Laura Gómez-Santos, Edurne Alonso, Lucio Díaz-Flores, Juan F Madrid, Francisco J Sáez
Parietal cells undergo a differentiation process while they move from the isthmus toward the pits and the base region of the gastric gland. The aim of this work was to analyze the rat gastric glands by lectin histochemistry to show the glycans expressed by upper (young) and lower (old) parietal cells. We used lectins recognizing the most frequent sugar moieties in mammals. Each lectin was assayed alone and in combination with several deglycosylation pretreatments: (1) β-elimination, which removes O-linked oligosaccharides; (2) incubation with Peptide-N-glycosidase F, to remove N-linked glycans; (3) acid hydrolysis, which removes terminal sialic acid moieties; (4) methylation-saponification, to remove sulfate groups from sugar residues; and (5) glucose oxidase, a technique carried out with the lectin concanavalin A to convert glucose into gluconic acid...
May 2017: Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry: Official Journal of the Histochemistry Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429355/lewy-pathological-study-on-%C3%AE-synuclein-in-gastrointestinal-tissues-of-prodromal-parkinson-s-disease
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Q-B Lu, Z-F Zhu, H-P Zhang, W-F Luo
OBJECTIVE: In the gastrointestinal neural system, the emergence of Lewy Body (LB) is usually earlier than the clinical diagnosis of Parkinson (PD) motor symptoms. Therefore, this study is aimed to explore whether the LB in the gastrointestinal tract of prodromal PD patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: 98 paraffin embedded tissue specimens from 57 PD patients were collected in the Second Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University archives, as well as 98 tissue specimens of 90 non-PD patients undergone surgical resection...
April 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423575/activated-notch-signaling-augments-cell-growth-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-via-up-regulating-the-nuclear-receptor-nr4a2
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Bo Zhu, Lichun Sun, Wei Luo, Min Li, David H Coy, Long Yu, Wenbo Yu
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is one of the most malignant cancers. Conventional therapies are limited due to the human liver being such a unique organ and easily showing side-effects. The unclear molecular mechanisms are tough challenges for scientists searching for new and effective anti-HCC targeting drugs. We identified that the nuclear receptor NR4A2 is a novel oncogene in HCC progression. In this study, we show that NR4A2 and the notch recceptor Notch1 were expressed highly in primary HCC tissues and immortal HCC cells by using qPCR, western blot and immuno-histochemistry assays...
April 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418035/chronic-social-defeat-reduces-myelination-in-the-mouse-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Michael L Lehmann, Thaddeus K Weigel, Abdel G Elkahloun, Miles Herkenham
The medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) plays a key role in top-down control of the brain's stress axis, and its structure and function are particularly vulnerable to stress effects, which can lead to depression in humans and depressive-like states in animals. We tested whether chronic social defeat produces structural alterations in the mPFC in mice. We first performed a microarray analysis of mPFC gene expression changes induced by defeat, and biological pathway analysis revealed a dominant pattern of down-regulation of myelin-associated genes...
April 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417191/mapping-of-estradiol-binding-sites-through-receptor-micro-autoradiography-in-the-endometrial-stroma-of-early-pregnant-mice
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Telma M T Zorn, Rodolfo R Favaro, Mauricio Soto-Suazo, Walter E Stumpf
Estradiol triggers key biological responses in the endometrium, which rely on the presence and levels of its cognate receptors on target cells. Employing the receptor micro-autoradiography (RMAR) technique, we aimed to provide a temporal and spatial map of the functional binding sites for estradiol in the mouse endometrial stroma during early pregnancy. Uterine samples from days 1.5 to 7.5 of pregnancy were collected 1 h after tritiated- (3H-) estradiol administration and prepared for RMAR analysis. Autoradiographic incorporation of 3H-thymidine (after 1-h pulse) was evaluated over the same gestational interval...
April 17, 2017: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410966/vincristine-induced-peripheral-neuropathic-pain-and-expression-of-transient-receptor-potential-vanilloid-1-in-rat
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Terumasa Chiba, Yusuke Oka, Hiroya Sashida, Toshie Kanbe, Kenji Abe, Iku Utsunomiya, Kyoji Taguchi
The clinical anti-cancer efficacy of vincristine is limited by the development of dose-dependent peripheral neuropathy. Up-regulation of transient receptor potential vanilloid 1 (TRPV1) is correlated with peripheral neuropathy following anti-cancer drug treatment. To analyze the contribution of TRPV1 to the development of vincristine-induced mechanical allodynia/hyperalgesia, TRPV1 expression in the rat dorsal root ganglion (DRG) was analyzed after vincristine treatment. Mechanical allodynia/hyperalgesia was tested with von Frey filaments 14 days after intraperitoneal administration of 0...
March 30, 2017: Journal of Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404930/microrna-regulation-of-progesterone-receptor-in-breast-cancer
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Avital Gilam, Ayelet Shai, Itamar Ashkenazi, Liat Appel Sarid, Assi Drobot, Amitai Bickel, Noam Shomron
Hormone receptor status is of significant value when deciding on anti-estrogenic adjuvant therapy for breast cancer tumors. However, while estrogen receptor (ER) regulation was intensively studied, the regulation of progesterone receptor (PR) levels has not been extensively investigated. MicroRNAs (miRNAs, miRs) are post-transcriptional negative regulators of gene expression involved in diverse cellular processes. The aim of this study was to identify miRNAs that regulate PR in breast cancer.We mapped potential miRNA binding sites for miR-181a, miR-23a and miR-26b on PR mRNA and demonstrated a direct regulation of PR by these three miRNAs by in-vitro Luciferase binding assays...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404903/tumor-and-serum-gamma-glutamyl-transpeptidase-new-prognostic-and-molecular-interpretation-of-an-old-biomarker-in-gastric-cancer
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Qinchuan Wang, Xiang Shu, Yong Dong, Jichun Zhou, Rongyue Teng, Jianguo Shen, Yongxia Chen, Mingjun Dong, Wenjun Zhang, Yasheng Huang, Shuduo Xie, Qun Wei, Wenhe Zhao, Wenjun Chen, Xiaoming Yuan, Xu Qi, Linbo Wang
BACKGROUND: Gastric Cancer is one of the most lethal malignancies worldwide. Gamma-glutamyl transpeptidase (GGT) is an enzyme mainly involved in cellular glutathione homeostasis. We aim to explore the clinical value of GGT in gastric cancer. RESULTS: Among 322 patients enrolled, 65/82 patients were determined as GGT positive in serum/tumor, respectively. High tumor GGT expression is significantly associated with lymph node metastasis, histological subtype, and Her2 expression...
February 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28393287/starch-enriched-diet-modulates-the-glucidic-profile-in-the-rat-colonic-mucosa
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Maria Gabriella Gabrielli, Daniele Tomassoni
PURPOSE: The protective function of the intestinal mucosa largely depends on carbohydrate moieties that as a part of glycoproteins and glycolipids form the epithelial glycocalyx or are secreted as mucins. Modifications of their expression can be induced by an altered intestinal microenvironment and have been associated with inflammatory disorders and colorectal cancer. Given the influence of dietary factors on the gut ecosystem, here we have investigated whether a long term feeding on a starch-rich diet can modulate the glucidic profile in the colonic mucosa of rats...
April 9, 2017: European Journal of Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391056/influence-of-long-term-high-dose-dexamethasone-administration-on-proliferation-and-apoptosis-in-porcine-hepatocytes
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Mateusz Mikiewicz, Iwona Otrocka-Domagała, Katarzyna Paździor-Czapula, Tadeusz Rotkiewicz
The aim of this study was to examine the influence of long-term, high-dose dexamethasone administration on the liver, with particular emphasis on hepatocyte proliferation and apoptosis, using a swine model. The study included 48 large, female Polish breed pigs aged 3months (weighing ca. 30kg) divided into groups I (control; n=24) and II (dexamethasone; n=24) that receiving intra-muscular injections of monosodium phosphate dexamethasone for 29days. The pigs were euthanized on days subsequent to the experiment...
April 2, 2017: Research in Veterinary Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28389071/high-mobility-group-box-1-is-associated-with-the-inflammatory-infiltration-and-alveolar-bone-destruction-in-rats-experimental-periapical-lesions
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Lingshuang Liu, Jing Deng, Qiuxia Ji, Bin Peng
INTRODUCTION: This study was conducted to observe the immunohistochemical localization of high-mobility group box 1 (HMGB1) and its receptor, Toll-like receptor 4 (TRL4), in the development of periapical lesions induced in rats. The possible role of these molecules in the pathogenesis of periapical lesions was also explored. METHODS: Periapical lesions developed within 35 days after mandibular first molar pulp exposure in Wistar rats. The animals were randomly killed at 0, 7, 14, 21, 28, and 35 days after pulp exposure...
April 4, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386149/estrogen-accelerates-cell-proliferation-through-estrogen-receptor-%C3%AE-during-rat-liver-regeneration-after-partial-hepatectomy
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Baatarsuren Batmunkh, Narantsog Choijookhuu, Naparee Srisowanna, Uugantsetseg Byambatsogt, Phyu Synn Oo, Mohmand Noor Ali, Yuya Yamaguchi, Yoshitaka Hishikawa
Although estrogen is implicated in the regulation of cell growth and differentiation in many organs, the exact mechanism for liver regeneration is not completely understood. We investigated the effect of estrogen on liver regeneration in male and female Wistar rats after 70% partial hepatectomy (PHx) and performed immunohistochemistry, western blotting and Southwestern histochemistry. 17β-estradiol (E2) and ICI 182,780 were injected into male rats on the day before PHx. The proliferating cell nuclear antigen (PCNA) labeling index reached a maximum at 48 hr after PHx in males, and at 36 hr in females and E2-treated male rats...
February 28, 2017: Acta Histochemica et Cytochemica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382740/coupling-between-skeletal-muscle-fiber-size-and-capillarization-is-maintained-during-healthy-aging
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Yoann Barnouin, Jamie S McPhee, Gillian Butler-Browne, Alessandra Bosutti, Giuseppe De Vito, David A Jones, Marco Narici, Anthony Behin, Jean-Yves Hogrel, Hans Degens
BACKGROUND: As muscle capillarization is related to the oxidative capacity of the muscle and the size of muscle fibres, capillary rarefaction may contribute to sarcopenia and functional impairment in older adults. Therefore, it is important to assess how ageing affects muscle capillarization and the interrelationship between fibre capillary supply with the oxidative capacity and size of the fibres. METHODS: Muscle biopsies from healthy recreationally active young (22 years; 14 men and 5 women) and older (74 years; 22 men and 6 women) people were assessed for muscle capillarization and the distribution of capillaries with the method of capillary domains...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379594/pyrrolizidine-alkaloids-enhance-alcohol-induced-hepatocytotoxicity-in-vitro-in-normal-human-hepatocytes
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M G Neuman, L B Cohen, V Steenkamp
OBJECTIVE: Herbal remedies containing pyrrilidozine alkaloids (PA)s can induce liver damage, including hepato-sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (HSOS) or veno-occlusive liver disease (VOD). Some individuals misusing alcohol consume also teas and/or herbal remedies containing PA. The interaction or additive toxicity of alcohol to PA toxicity needs to be addressed. The objectives of this study are 1) to review the scientific literature on the PA-induced liver toxicity; 2) identify possible mechanism(s) involved in PA-induced hepatocytotoxicity in the presence or absence of ethanol (EtOH) in vitro in normal human hepatocytes (NHH) in primary culture...
March 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28377147/lmd-proteomics-provides-evidence-for-hippocampus-field-specific-motor-protein-abundance-changes-with-relevance-to-alzheimer-s-disease
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Andreas Schrötter, Andrea Oberhaus, Katharina Kolbe, Svenja Seger, Thomas Mastalski, Fouzi El Magraoui, Edeltraut Hoffmann-Posorske, Michael Bohnert, Jürgen Deckert, Christian Braun, Matthias Graw, Christoph Schmitz, Thomas Arzberger, Christina Loosse, Helmut Heinsen, Helmut E Meyer, Thorsten Müller
BACKGROUND: Human hippocampal area Cornu Ammonis (CA) 1 is one of the first fields in the human telencephalon showing Alzheimer disease (AD)-specific neuropathological changes. In contrast, CA2 and CA3 are far later affected pointing to functional differences, which may be accompanied by differences in proteome endowment and changes. METHODS: Human pyramidal cell layers of hippocampal areas CA1, CA2, and CA3 from neurologically unaffected individuals were excised using laser microdissection...
April 2, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372288/rat-bmsc-infusion-was-unable-to-ameliorate-inflammatory-injuries-in-tissues-of-mice-with-lps-induced-endotoxemia
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Xiaolin Xie, Hanhan Liu, Jinhua Wu, Yun Chen, Zhui Yu, Natalia De Isla, Xiaohua He, Yinping Li
BACKGROUND: Mesenchymal stem cells (MSC) have been shown to have potent immunoregulatory effects. They are able to mitigate inflammation in many contexts of immune disorders, including autoimmune diseases and graft-versus-host disease (GVHD). Endotoxemia can induce systematic inflammation in the body. In this study, we try to investigate whether MSC can attenuate inflammation in models of LPS-induced endotoxemia. METHODS: Bone marrow MSC (BMSC) were isolated and expanded from rats of 4~6-week age...
2017: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
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