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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145622/plant-extracellular-vesicles-are-incorporated-by-a-fungal-pathogen-and-inhibit-its-growth
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Mariana Regente, Marcela Pinedo, Hélène San Clemente, Thierry Balliau, Elisabeth Jamet, Laura de la Canal
Extracellular vesicles (EV) are membrane particles released by cells into their environment and are considered to be key players in intercellular communication. EV are produced by all domains of life but limited knowledge about EV in plants is available, although their implication in plant defense has been suggested. We have characterized sunflower EV and tested whether they could interact with fungal cells. EV were isolated from extracellular fluids of seedlings and characterized by transmission electron microscopy and proteomic analysis...
November 14, 2017: Journal of Experimental Botany
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145467/adenosine-lidocaine-and-mg2-alm-fluid-therapy-attenuates-systemic-inflammation-platelet-dysfunction-and-coagulopathy-after-non-compressible-truncal-hemorrhage
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Hayley Letson, Geoffrey Dobson
BACKGROUND: Systemic inflammation and coagulopathy are major drivers of injury progression following hemorrhagic trauma. Our aim was to examine the effect of small-volume 3% NaCl adenosine, lidocaine and Mg2+ (ALM) bolus and 0.9% NaCl/ALM 'drip' on inflammation and coagulation in a rat model of hemorrhagic shock. METHODS: Sprague-Dawley rats (429±4 g) were randomly assigned to: 1) shams, 2) no-treatment, 3) saline-controls, 4) ALM-therapy, and 5) Hextend®. Hemorrhage was induced in anesthetized-ventilated animals by liver resection (60% left lateral lobe and 50% medial lobe)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145131/removal-of-the-precursors-of-n-nitrosodiethylamine-ndea-an-emerging-disinfection-byproduct-in-drinking-water-treatment-process-and-its-toxicity-to-adult-zebrafish-danio-rerio
#3
Jian Zheng, Tao Lin, Wei Chen
N-nitrosodiethylamine (NDEA) is one of the emerging nitrogenous disinfection byproducts with probable cytotoxicity, genotoxicity, and carcinogenesis. Its potential toxicological effects have received extensive attention but remain to be poorly understood. In this study, changes in NDEA precursors in drinking water treatment process were studied using the trial of its formation potential (FP), and the toxicity induced by NDEA to adult zebrafish was investigated. NDEA FP in the raw water of Taihu Lake ranged from 46...
October 10, 2017: Chemosphere
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145070/arsenic-forms-and-their-combinations-induce-differences-in-phenolic-accumulation-in-ulmus-laevis-pall
#4
Kinga Drzewiecka, Monika Gąsecka, Paweł Rutkowski, Zuzanna Magdziak, Piotr Goliński, Mirosław Mleczek
Total phenolics and the profile of phenolic acids and flavonoids were investigated in the roots and leaves of Ulmus laevis cultured on the medium with inorganic and organic arsenic - As(III), As(V) and DMA(V) at 0.06mM and their equimolar combinations. Further, the accumulation of salicylic acid (free and glucoside-bound) and lipid oxidation were assayed following a three-month long experiment. As treatment caused elevated production of phenolics, which was higher in photosynthetic tissue than in roots for all As forms and their combinations, and their overall content was correlated with the accumulation of organic As in roots and As(III) in leaves...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Plant Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144996/new-roles-and-controls-of-mast-cells
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Eric Espinosa, Salvatore Valitutti
Mast cells are innate immune cells implicated in immune surveillance and defense. They are filled with secretory granules where a vast array of molecules endowed with multiple biological activities are stored. The process of granule secretion, named degranulation, is a tightly controlled biological phenomenon that allows mast cells to rapidly and efficiently release bioactive mediators in response to extracellular stimuli. MC degranulation allows fighting pathogens, limiting envenomation and contributes to tissue homeostasis...
November 13, 2017: Current Opinion in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144883/what-was-once-essential-may-become-detrimental-the-mediating-role-of-depersonalization-in-the-relationship-between-childhood-emotional-maltreatment-and-psychological-distress-in-adults
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Aoife Ó Laoide, Jonathan Egan, Kristin Osborn
Depersonalization (DP) is a dissociative phenomenon, characterised by feeling "unreal" or detached from one's own emotions, thoughts and behaviour (APA, 2013). It is considered a defense mechanism, employed in response to overwhelming events, whereby thoughts and emotions are suppressed in order to enhance the individual's' capacity to function in traumatic environments. DP has been found to co-occur with anxiety and depressive disorders and childhood emotional maltreatment (EM) has been identified as an important predisposing factor...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Trauma & Dissociation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29144774/strategies-for-enhanced-crop-resistance-to-insect-pests
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Angela E Douglas
Insect pests are responsible for substantial crop losses worldwide through direct damage and transmission of plant diseases, and novel approaches that complement or replace broad-spectrum chemical insecticides will facilitate the sustainable intensification of food production in the coming decades. Multiple strategies for improved crop resistance to insect pests, especially strategies relating to plant secondary metabolism and immunity and microbiome science, are becoming available. Recent advances in metabolic engineering of plant secondary chemistry offer the promise of specific toxicity or deterrence to insect pests; improved understanding of plant immunity against insects provides routes to optimize plant defenses against insects; and the microbiomes of insect pests can be exploited, either as a target or as a vehicle for delivery of insecticidal agents...
November 16, 2017: Annual Review of Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143876/deregulation-of-genes-associated-with-alternate-drug-resistance-mechanisms-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
#8
Kalpana Sriraman, Kayzad Nilgiriwala, Dhananjaya Saranath, Anirvan Chatterjee, Nerges Mistry
Alternate mechanisms of drug resistance involving intrinsic defense pathways play an important role in development of drug resistance. Deregulation of drug efflux, cellular metabolism, and DNA repair have been indicated to have effect on drug tolerance and persistence. Here we chose eight genes from these pathways to investigate their association with development of multidrug resistance (MDR). We generated mono drug resistant and MDR strains of rifampicin and isoniazid and examined the differential expression of genes belonging to efflux, DNA repair and cell wall lipid synthesis pathways...
November 16, 2017: Current Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143678/shifting-the-paradigm-in-dirofilaria-immitis-prevention-blocking-transmission-from-mosquitoes-to-dogs-using-repellents-insecticides-and-macrocyclic-lactone-prevention-as-part-of-a-multimodal-approach
#9
John W McCall, Marie Varloud, Elizabeth Hodgkins, Abdelmoneim Mansour, Utami DiCosty, Scott McCall, James Carmichael, Ben Carson, Justin Carter
BACKGROUND: This study assessed the influence of a topical ectoparasiticide (dinotefuran-permethrin-pyriproxyfen, DPP, Vectra® 3D, Ceva Animal Health) combined with a macrocyclic lactone (milbemycin oxime, MBO, Interceptor®, Virbac) on transmission of heartworm L3 from mosquitoes to dogs and subsequent development of worms in treated dogs exposed to infected mosquitoes. METHODS: Thirty-two beagle dogs were allocated to four groups of eight: Group 1, untreated controls; Group 2, treated topically with DPP on Day 0; Group 3, treated orally with MBO on Day 51; and Group 4, treated with DPP on Day 0 and MBO on Day 51...
November 9, 2017: Parasites & Vectors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143599/epistasis-physical-capacity-related-genes-and-exceptional-longevity-fndc5-gene-interactions-with-candidate-genes-foxoa3-and-apoe
#10
Noriyuki Fuku, Roberto Díaz-Peña, Yasumichi Arai, Yukiko Abe, Hirofumi Zempo, Hisashi Naito, Haruka Murakami, Motohiko Miyachi, Carlos Spuch, José A Serra-Rexach, Enzo Emanuele, Nobuyoshi Hirose, Alejandro Lucia
BACKGROUND: Forkhead box O3A (FOXOA3) and apolipoprotein E (APOE) are arguably the strongest gene candidates to influence human exceptional longevity (EL, i.e., being a centenarian), but inconsistency exists among cohorts. Epistasis, defined as the effect of one locus being dependent on the presence of 'modifier genes', may contribute to explain the missing heritability of complex phenotypes such as EL. We assessed the potential association of epistasis among candidate polymorphisms related to physical capacity, as well as antioxidant defense and cardiometabolic traits, and EL in the Japanese population...
November 14, 2017: BMC Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143406/oncogenic-spiral-by-infectious-pathogens-the-cooperation-of-multiple-factors-in-cancer-development
#11
Jun-Ichirou Yasunaga, Masao Matsuoka
Chronic infection is one of the major causes of cancer, and there are several mechanisms for infection-mediated oncogenesis. Some pathogens encode gene products that behave like oncogenic factors, hijacking cellular pathways to promote the survival and proliferation of infected cells in vivo. Some of these viral oncoproteins trigger a cellular damage defense response leading to senescence; however, other viral factors hinder this suppressive effect, suggesting that cooperation of those viral factors is important for malignant transformation...
November 15, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143180/oxidative-stress-in-adult-growth-hormone-deficiency-different-plasma-antioxidant-patterns-in-comparison-with-metabolic-syndrome
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Antonio Mancini, Chantal Di Segni, Carmine Bruno, Giulio Olivieri, Francesco Guidi, Andrea Silvestrini, Elisabetta Meucci, Patrick Orlando, Sonia Silvestri, Luca Tiano, Alfredo Pontecorvi
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is a condition associated with increased cardiovascular risk and insulin-resistance. Oxidative stress (OS) could be a mechanism underlying both these phenomena. In order to investigate plasma antioxidant defenses in such condition, we evaluated adults with GHD, compared with controls and metabolic syndrome patients (MetS), studying plasma total antioxidant capacity (TAC) and coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10, lipophilic antioxidant) levels, both in its oxidized and reduced forms, correlating this data with metabolic and hormonal pattern...
November 15, 2017: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142618/melatonin-supplementation-lowers-oxidative-stress-and-regulates-adipokines-in-obese-patients-on-a-calorie-restricted-diet
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Karolina Szewczyk-Golec, Paweł Rajewski, Marcin Gackowski, Celestyna Mila-Kierzenkowska, Roland Wesołowski, Paweł Sutkowy, Marta Pawłowska, Alina Woźniak
Obesity is one of the major global health problems. Melatonin deficiency has been demonstrated to correlate with obesity. The aim of the study was to estimate the effect of melatonin on oxidative stress and adipokine levels in obese patients on a calorie-restricted diet. Thirty obese patients were supplemented with a daily dose of 10 mg of melatonin (n = 15) or placebo (n = 15) for 30 days with a calorie-restricted diet. Serum levels of melatonin, 4-hydroxynonenal (HNE), adiponectin, omentin-1, leptin, and resistin, as well as erythrocytic malondialdehyde (MDA) concentration and Zn/Cu-superoxide dismutase, catalase, and glutathione peroxidase (GPx) activities, were measured at baseline and after supplementation...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142280/mild-heat-induces-a-distinct-eustress-response-in-chinese-hamster-ovary-cells-but-does-not-induce-heat-shock-protein-synthesis
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Begüm Peksel, Imre Gombos, Mária Péter, László Vigh, Ádám Tiszlavicz, Mario Brameshuber, Gábor Balogh, Gerhard J Schütz, Ibolya Horváth, László Vigh, Zsolt Török
The current research on cellular heat stress management focuses on the roles of heat shock proteins (HSPs) and the proteostasis network under severe stress conditions. The mild, fever-type stress and the maintenance of membrane homeostasis are less well understood. Herein, we characterized the acute effect of mild, fever-range heat shock on membrane organization, and HSP synthesis and localization in two mammalian cell lines, to delineate the role of membranes in the sensing and adaptation to heat. A multidisciplinary approach combining ultrasensitive fluorescence microscopy and lipidomics revealed the molecular details of novel cellular "eustress", when cells adapt to mild heat by maintaining membrane homeostasis, activating lipid remodeling, and redistributing chaperone proteins...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142277/genetic-metabolomic-and-transcriptomic-analyses-of-the-de-novo-l-cysteine-biosynthetic-pathway-in-the-enteric-protozoan-parasite-entamoeba-histolytica
#15
Ghulam Jeelani, Dan Sato, Tomoyoshi Soga, Tomoyoshi Nozaki
The de novo L-cysteine biosynthetic pathway is critical for the growth, antioxidative stress defenses, and pathogenesis of bacterial and protozoan pathogens, such as Salmonella typhimurium and Entamoeba histolytica. This pathway involves two key enzymes, serine acetyltransferase (SAT) and cysteine synthase (CS), which are absent in mammals and therefore represent rational drug targets. The human parasite E. histolytica possesses three SAT and CS isozymes; however, the specific roles of individual isoforms and significance of such apparent redundancy remains unclear...
November 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142211/the-microbiota-protects-against-respiratory-infection-via-gm-csf-signaling
#16
Rebecca L Brown, Richard P Sequeira, Thomas B Clarke
The microbiota promotes resistance to respiratory infection, but the mechanistic basis for this is poorly defined. Here, we identify members of the microbiota that protect against respiratory infection by the major human pathogens Streptococcus pneumoniae and Klebsiella pneumoniae. We show that the microbiota enhances respiratory defenses via granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) signaling, which stimulates pathogen killing and clearance by alveolar macrophages through extracellular signal-regulated kinase signaling...
November 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142162/chloroform-extract-of-turmeric-inhibits-biofilm-formation-eps-production-and-motility-in-antibiotic-resistant-bacteria
#17
Sumreen Hayat, Anjum N Sabri, Timothy D McHugh
In the form of biofilms, bacteria exhibit more resistance to antibiotics. Biofilm formers can withstand severe conditions and the host's defense system. Therefore, it is necessary to search for effective biofilm inhibitors. In this study, we investigated the effect of a chloroform extract of turmeric on biofilm formation against antibiotic resistant bacteria. The extract exhibited its antibiofilm effect by altering adherence, motility, extracellular polymeric substance (EPS) production and cell surface hydrophobicity; important attributes of biofilm formation...
November 15, 2017: Journal of General and Applied Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142134/tnf-mediated-survival-of-cd169-cells-promotes-immune-activation-during-vesicular-stomatitis-virus-infection
#18
Prashant V Shinde, Haifeng C Xu, Sathish Kumar Maney, Andreas Kloetgen, Sukumar Namineni, Yuan Zhuang, Nadine Honke, Namir Shaabani, Nicolas Bellora, Mareike Doerrenberg, Mirko Trilling, Vitaly I Pozdeev, Nico van Rooijen, Stefanie Scheu, Klaus Pfeffer, Paul R Crocker, Masato Tanaka, Sujitha Duggimpudi, Percy Knolle, Mathias Heikenwalder, Jürgen Ruland, Tak W Mak, Dirk Brenner, Aleksandra A Pandyra, Jessica I Hoell, Arndt Borkhardt, Dieter Häussinger, Karl S Lang, Philipp A Lang
Innate immune activation is essential to mount an effective antiviral response and to prime adaptive immunity. Although a crucial role of CD169(+) cells during vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) infections is increasingly recognized, factors regulating CD169(+) cells during viral infections remain unclear. Here we show that tumor necrosis factor is produced by CD11b(+) Ly6C(+)Ly6G(+) cells following infection with VSV. The absence of TNF or TNF receptor 1 (TNFR1) resulted in reduced numbers of CD169(+) cells and in reduced IFN-I production during VSV infection, with a severe disease outcome...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142133/human-adenovirus-infection-causes-the-cellular-mkrn1-e3-ubiquitin-ligase-degradation-involving-the-viral-core-protein-pvii
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Raviteja Inturi, Kwangchol Mun, Katrin Singethan, Sabrina Schreiner, Tanel Punga
Human adenoviruses (HAdVs) are common human pathogens encoding a highly abundant histone-like core protein VII, which is involved in nuclear delivery and protection of viral DNA as well as in sequestering immune danger signals in infected cells. The molecular details of how protein VII acts as a multifunctional protein have remained to a large extent enigmatic. Here we report the identification of several cellular proteins interacting with the precursor pVII protein. We show that the cellular E3 ubiquitin ligase MKRN1 is a novel precursor pVII interacting protein in HAdV-C5-infected cells...
November 15, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142050/collectin-11-promotes-the-development-of-renal-tubulointerstitial-fibrosis
#20
Weiju Wu, Chengfei Liu, Conrad A Farrar, Liang Ma, Xia Dong, Steven H Sacks, Ke Li, Wuding Zhou
Collectin-11 is a recently described soluble C-type lectin, a pattern recognition molecule of the innate immune system that has distinct roles in host defense, embryonic development, and acute inflammation. However, little is known regarding the role of collectin-11 in tissue fibrosis. Here, we investigated collectin-11 in the context of renal ischemia-reperfusion injury. Compared with wild-type littermate controls, Collec11 deficient (CL-11(-/-) ) mice had significantly reduced renal functional impairment, tubular injury, renal leukocyte infiltration, renal tissue inflammation/fibrogenesis, and collagen deposition in the kidneys after renal ischemia-reperfusion injury...
November 15, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
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