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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334544/blood-biomarkers-of-expressed-and-inducible-hiv-1
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Anthony R Cillo, Francis Hong, Angela Tsai, Alivelu Irrinki, Jasmine Kaur, Derek D Sloan, Mattie Follen, Romas Geleziunas, Tomas Cihlar, Sandra S Win, Jeffrey P Murry, John W Mellors
OBJECTIVE: To define the relationships between molecular measures of viral persistence in blood (i.e., plasma viremia, cellular HIV-1 DNA, and mRNA) and expressed or inducible virus from resting CD4 + T-cells of individuals on suppressive ART. DESIGN: We compared molecular measurements of HIV-1 in plasma and in uncultured peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC) to the levels of virions produced by either unstimulated or phorbol myristate acetate and ionomycin (PMA/iono)-stimulated PBMC or resting CD4 + T-cells from 21 donors on suppressive ART...
January 13, 2018: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334339/impact-of-spasticity-on-transfers-and-activities-of-daily-living-in-individuals-with-spinal-cord-injury
#2
Jacqueline Tibbett, Eva G Widerström-Noga, Christine K Thomas, Edelle C Field-Fote
CONTEXT/OBJECTIVE: For persons with spinal cord injury, spasticity commonly interferes with activities of daily living such as transfers. Electromyography can be used to objectively measure muscle spasms during transfers, but how electromyographic measures relate to the impact spasticity has on life, or to clinically-rated spasticity, is unclear. We aimed to characterize relationships among spasm duration and magnitude, impact of spasticity on daily life, and a clinical measure of extensor spasticity, as well as to determine reliability of the electromyographic measures...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333095/cinnamomum-cassia-extracts-suppress-human-lung-cancer-cells-invasion-by-reducing-u-pa-mmp-expression-through-the-fak-to-erk-pathways
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Hsing-Chen Wu, Chi-Ting Horng, You-Li Lee, Pei-Ni Chen, Chin-Yin Lin, Chen-Yu Liao, Yih-Shou Hsieh, Shu-Chen Chu
Cinnamomum cassia exhibits antioxidative, apoptotic, and cytostatic properties. These activities have been attributed to the modulation of several biological processes and are beneficial for possible pharmaceutical applications. However, the potential of C. cassia in retarding lung adenocarcinoma cells metastasis remains ambiguous. We determined whether C. cassia extract (CCE) reduces metastasis of human lung adenocarcinoma cells. The results showed that CCE treatment (up to 60 μg/mL) for 24 h exhibited no cytotoxicity on the A549 and H1299 cell lines but inhibited the motility, invasiveness, and migration of these cells by repressing matrix metalloproteinase (MMP)-2 and urokinase-type plasminogen activator (u-PA)...
2018: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332844/understanding-carbon-nanotube-channel-formation-in-the-lipid-membrane
#4
Moon-Ki Choi, Hyunki Kim, Byung Ho Lee, Teayeop Kim, Junsuk Rho, Moon Ki Kim, Kyunghoon Kim
Carbon nanotube (CNT) has been considered as a prominent nano-channel in cell membranes because of their prominent ion-conductance and ion-selectivity, offering agents for biomimetic channel platform. Using a coarse-grained molecular dynamics simulation, we clarify a construction mechanism of vertical CNT nano-channels in the lipid membrane for a long period, that has been difficult to observe in previous CNT-lipid interaction simulations. The result shows that both lipid coating density and length of CNT affect the suitable fabrication condition for a vertical and stable CNT-channel...
January 15, 2018: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332380/solvent-modulation-of-aromatic-substituent-effects-in-molecular-balances-controlled-by-ch-%C3%AF-interactions
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Bright U Emenike, Ronald A Spinelle, Ambar Rosario, David W Shinn, Barney Yoo
CH-π aromatic interactions are ubiquitous in nature and are capable of regulating important chemical and biochemical processes. Solvation and aromatic substituent effects are known to perturb the CH-π aromatic interactions. However, the nature by which the two factors influence one another is relatively unexplored. Here we demonstrate experimentally that there is a quantitative correlation between substituent effects in CH-π interactions and the hydrogen-bond acceptor constant of the solvating molecule. The CH-π interaction energies were measured by the conformational study of a series of aryl-substituted molecular balances in which the conformational preferences depended on the relative strengths of the methyl and aryl CH-π interactions in the folded and unfolded states, respectively...
January 15, 2018: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332346/vaginal-packing-volume-impact-on-dose-parameters-during-radiography-and-computed-tomography-based-postoperative-brachytherapy-of-cervical-carcinoma
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Aleksandar Tomasevic, Vesna Plesinac-Karapandzic, Suzana Stojanovic-Rundic, Sandra Vuckovic, Jasmina Stevanovic, Dusica Gavrilovic, Mirjan Nadrljanski
PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of the vaginal packing volume on the registered dose parameters evaluated by radiography (2D) and computed tomography (CT) (3D) based brachytherapy planning in cervical cancer patients treated with postoperative radiotherapy. METHODS: The postoperative radiotherapy was performed in 40 cervical cancer patients with increased risk for disease relapse. Both, radiography and CT based brachytherapy planning were done in all patients...
November 2017: Journal of B.U.ON.: Official Journal of the Balkan Union of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331840/post-mortem-vitreous-magnesium-in-adult-population
#7
R Tse, J Garland, K Kesha, P Morrow, L Lam, H Elstub, A D Cala, C Palmiere, S Stables
BACKGROUND: The study of post mortem vitreous magnesium (Mg) is less common than sodium (Na), chloride (Cl) and potassium (K) in the forensic literature. There is no accepted normal range for post mortem vitreous Mg and the relationship between post mortem vitreous Mg levels and post mortem interval (PMI), other electrolyte levels, disease conditions, age and sex have not been fully established. AIM: To investigate the relationship of post mortem vitreous Mg with age, sex, PMI, vitreous electrolyte levels and diabetic status...
December 30, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331581/identification-and-characterization-of-arginine-finger-like-motifs-and-endosome-lysosome-basolateral-sorting-signals-within-ectopically-expressed-cira-a-coxiella-burnetii-type-iv-secreted-effector-protein
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Mary M Weber, Robert Faris, Erin J van Schaik, James E Samuel
Coxiella burnetii is an obligate intracellular pathogen that replicates in an endolysosome-like compartment termed the Coxiella-containing vacuole (CCV). Formation of this unique replicative niche requires delivery of bacterial effector proteins into the host cytosol where they mediate crucial interactions with the host. We previously identified an essential Dot/Icm effector, CirA that is required for intracellular replication and CCV formation. Furthermore, CirA was shown to stimulate the GTPase activity of RhoA in vitro...
January 10, 2018: Microbes and Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331044/journey-of-oocyte-from-metaphase-i-to-metaphase-ii-stage-in-mammals
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Alka Sharma, Meenakshi Tiwari, Anumegha Gupta, Ashutosh N Pandey, Pramod K Yadav, Shail K Chaube
In mammals, journey from metaphase-I (M-I) to metaphase-II (M-II) is important since oocyte extrude first polar body (PB-I) and gets converted into haploid gamete. The molecular and cellular changes associated with meiotic cell cycle progression from M-I to M-II stage and extrusion of PB-I remain ill understood. Several factors drive oocyte meiosis from M-I to M-II stage. The mitogen-activated protein kinase3/1 (MAPK3/1), signal molecules and Rho family GTPases act through various pathways to drive cell cycle progression from M-I to M-II stage...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330309/poverty-a-risk-factor-overlooked-a-cross-sectional-cohort-study-comparing-poverty-rate-and-cardiovascular-disease-outcomes-in-the-state-of-florida
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Bashar Al-Turk, Ciel Harris, Grant Nelson, Carmen Smotherman, Carlos Palacio, Jeff House
The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between poverty rate and heart disease in our state. A cross-sectional data analysis was performed using figures provided by the Center for Disease Control's Interactive Atlas of Heart Disease and Stroke Tables. Spearman's correlations and simple regressions were used to determine if there was a relationship between poverty and cardiovascular hospitalization rate and cardiovascular death rate. There was a positive monotonic correlation between poverty rate and cardiovascular hospitalization rate (Rho=0...
January 12, 2018: Journal of Investigative Medicine: the Official Publication of the American Federation for Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330094/p21-activated-kinase-signaling-in-cancer
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REVIEW
Chetan K Rane, Audrey Minden
The p21 Activated Kinases (PAKs) are a family of serine threonine kinases, that consist of 6 members, PAKs 1-6, which are positioned at an intersection of multiple signaling pathways implicated in oncogenesis. The PAKs were originally identified as protein kinases that function downstream of the Ras related Rho GTPases Cdc42 and Rac. PAK1 and PAK4, which belong to Group I and Group II PAKs, respectively, are most often associated with tumorigenesis. On account of their well characterized roles in cancer, several small molecule inhibitors are being developed to inhibit the PAKs, and there is interest in investigating their efficacy as either first line or adjuvant treatments for cancer...
January 9, 2018: Seminars in Cancer Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329991/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-eus-for-quantification-of-tumor-perfusion-in-colonic-cancer-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Marie Louise Malmstrøm, Adrian Săftoiu, Lene B Riis, Hazem Hassan, Tobias W Klausen, Mikkel S Rahbek, Ismail Gögenur, Peter Vilmann
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dynamic contrast enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS) for quantification of perfusion in colonic tumors has not previously been reported in the literature. The aim of the study was to investigate correlations between perfusion parameters and vessel density assessed by immunohistochemical staining with antibodies toward CD31 and CD105. METHODS: We conducted a prospective clinical study. In total, 28 patients with left-sided colonic adenocarcinoma, underwent CE-EUS and left-sided hemicolectomy within 2 weeks...
January 9, 2018: Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329780/oncogenic-rac1-and-nras-drive-resistance-to-endoplasmic-reticulum-stress-through-mek-erk-signalling
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Michael D Bright, Paul A Clarke, Paul Workman, Faith E Davies
Cancer cells are able to survive under conditions that cause endoplasmic reticulum stress (ER-stress), and can adapt to this stress by upregulating cell-survival signalling pathways and down-regulating apoptotic pathways. The cellular response to ER-stress is controlled by the unfolded protein response (UPR). Small Rho family GTPases are linked to many cell responses including cell growth and apoptosis. In this study, we investigate the function of small GTPases in cell survival under ER-stress. Using siRNA screening we identify that RAC1 promotes cell survival under ER-stress in cells with an oncogenic N92I RAC1 mutation...
January 9, 2018: Cellular Signalling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329594/modelling-the-structure-of-a-cerna-theoretical-bipartite-microrna-mrna-interaction-network-regulating-intestinal-epithelial-cellular-pathways-using-r-programming
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J M Robinson, W A Henderson
OBJECTIVE: We report a method using functional-molecular databases and network modelling to identify hypothetical mRNA-miRNA interaction networks regulating intestinal epithelial barrier function. The model forms a data-analysis component of our cell culture experiments, which produce RNA expression data from Nanostring Technologies nCounter® system. The epithelial tight-junction (TJ) and actin cytoskeleton interact as molecular components of the intestinal epithelial barrier. Upstream regulation of TJ-cytoskeleton interaction is effected by the Rac/Rock/Rho signaling pathway and other associated pathways which may be activated or suppressed by extracellular signaling from growth factors, hormones, and immune receptors...
January 12, 2018: BMC Research Notes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328701/spin-orbit-coupling-and-interband-transitions-in-the-optical-conductivity-of-sr_-2-rho_-4
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Luke J Sandilands, Wonshik Kyung, So Yeun Kim, J Son, J Kwon, T D Kang, Y Yoshida, S J Moon, C Kim, Tae Won Noh
The prototypical correlated metal Sr_{2}RhO_{4} was studied using optical and photoemission spectroscopy. At low energies and temperatures, the optical data reveal a complex, multicomponent response that on the surface points to an unconventional metallic state in this material. Via a comparison with photoemission, the anomalous optical response may be attributed to an unexpectedly strong interband transition near 180 meV between spin-orbit coupled bands that are nearly parallel along ΓX. This spin-orbit coupling effect is shown to occur in a number of related metallic ruthenates and explains the previously puzzling optical properties reported for these materials...
December 29, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328460/terrein-inhibits-migration-of-human-breast-cancer-cells-via-inhibition-of-the-rho-and-rac-signaling-pathways
#16
Anongnard Kasorn, Fabien Loison, Thaned Kangsamaksin, Suchada Jongrungruangchok, Mathurose Ponglikitmongkol
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide. Progression and aggressiveness of breast cancer is usually associated with its migration and invasion abilities. Recently, natural products with potential anticancer activity have become attractive candidates for alternative treatment of cancer. A fungal metabolite, terrein, isolated from the Aspergillus terreus has been revealed to exhibit selective anticancer activity; although this molecule has a variety of biological activities. The inhibitory effect on cell proliferation in hepatoma, keratinocytes, and lung cancer cells was due to cell cycle arrest without induction of apoptosis...
January 4, 2018: Oncology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328417/microrna-129-5p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-migration-and-invasion-via-targeting-rock1-in-osteosarcoma
#17
Chaofan Han, Wenbo Wang
Osteosarcoma (OS) is the most common primary malignancy of the bone in teenagers and accounts for 20‑35% of all malignant primary bone tumors. Increasing evidence shows that microRNAs (miRNAs) are abnormally expressed in several types of human cancer. miRNAs are necessary to maintain the malignant phenotype of cancer cells and can function as either tumor suppressors or oncogenes. The present study aimed to measure the expression of miRNA‑129‑5p (miR‑129‑5p) in OS, determine the effects of miR‑129‑5p on the malignant behaviors of OS cells, and elucidate the molecular mechanism underlying the oncogenesis and progression of OS...
January 4, 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325899/do-ketone-bodies-mediate-the-anti-seizure-effects-of-the-ketogenic-diet
#18
REVIEW
Timothy A Simeone, Kristina A Simeone, Carl E Stafstrom, Jong M Rho
Although the mechanisms underlying the anti-seizure effects of the high-fat ketogenic diet (KD) remain unclear, a long-standing question has been whether ketone bodies (i.e., beta-hydroxybutyrate [BHB], acetoacetate [ACA] and acetone), either alone or in combination, contribute mechanistically. The traditional belief has been that while ketone bodies reflect enhanced fatty acid oxidation and a general shift toward intermediary metabolism, they are not likely to be the key mediators of the KD's clinical effects, as blood levels of BHB do not correlate consistently with improved seizure control...
January 8, 2018: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324568/effects-of-pressure-support-ventilation-on-ventilator-induced-lung-injury-in-mild-acute-respiratory-distress-syndrome-depend-on-level-of-positive-end-expiratory-pressure
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Paulo A F Magalhães, Gisele de A Padilha, Lillian Moraes, Cíntia L Santos, Ligia de A Maia, Cassia L Braga, Maria do Carmo M B Duarte, Lívia B Andrade, Alberto Schanaider, Vera L Capellozzi, Robert Huhle, Marcelo Gama de Abreu, Paolo Pelosi, Patricia R M Rocco, Pedro L Silva
BACKGROUND: Harmful effects of spontaneous breathing have been shown in experimental severe acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). However, in the clinical setting, spontaneous respiration has been indicated only in mild ARDS. To date, no study has compared the effects of spontaneous assisted breathing with those of fully controlled mechanical ventilation at different levels of positive end-expiratory pressure (PEEP) on lung injury in ARDS. OBJECTIVE: To compare the effects of assisted pressure support ventilation (PSV) with pressure-controlled ventilation (PCV) on lung function, histology and biological markers at two different PEEP levels in mild ARDS in rats...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Anaesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323739/fasudil-alleviates-pressure-overload-induced-heart-failure-by-activating-nrf2-mediated-antioxidant-responses
#20
Peng Guan, Yingran Liang, Na Wang
The RhoA/Rho-kinase cascade plays an important role in many aspects of cardiovascular function. This study aims to investigate the protective effects of fasudil, a Rho-kinase inhibitor, on pressure overload induced heart failure in rats. Pressure overload induced heart failure was induced in SD rats by banding the abdominal aorta for 8 weeks. The rats were divided into four groups: Sham, TAC, TAC plus low dose of fasudil and TAC plus high dose of fasudil group. Low dose and high dose fasudil were 5 mg/kg/day and 10 mg/kg/day respectively...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
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