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CD 147

Xiongwei Zhao, Longxin Luo, Yanhua Cao, Yajuan Liu, Yuhua Li, Wenmei Wu, Yuzhou Lan, Yiwei Jiang, Shibin Gao, Zhiming Zhang, Yaou Shen, Guangtang Pan, Haijian Lin
BACKGROUND: Accumulation of cadmium (Cd) in maize (Zea mays L.) poses a significant risk to human health as it is ingested via the food chain. A genome-wide association study (GWAS) was conducted in a population of 269 maize accessions with 43,737 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) to identify candidate genes and favorable alleles for controlling Cd accumulation in maize. RESULTS: When grown in contaminated soil, accessions varied significantly in leaf Cd concentration at both the seeding and maturing stages with phenotypic variation and the coefficient of variation all above 48%...
January 25, 2018: BMC Genomics
Noa Cohen-Dolev, Malgorata Sladek, Seamus Hussey, Dan Turner, Gabor Veres, Sibylle Koletzko, Javier Martin de Carpi, Annamaria Staiano, Ron Shaoul, Paolo Lionetti, Jorge Amil Dias, Anders Paerregaard, Federica Nuti, Tamar Pfeffer Gik, Tomer Ziv-Baran, Sivan Ben Avraham Shulman, Chen Sarbagili Shabat, Rotem Sigall Boneh, Richard K Russell, Arie Levine
Background: Exclusive enteral nutrition (EEN) and corticosteroids (CS) both induce similar rates of remission in mild to moderate pediatric Crohn's disease (CD), but differ with regard to mucosal healing. Our goal was to evaluate if EEN at diagnosis was superior to CS for improving long term outcomes. Methods: We prospectively followed newly diagnosed children <17 years with mild to moderate disease at baseline for two years in the GROWTH CD study. Patients were evaluated at baseline and at 8, 12, 78, and 104 weeks...
November 18, 2017: Journal of Crohn's & Colitis
Jun Li, Qiang Wang, Fanghui Chen, Haosen Wang, Jie Chen, Zhao Wang, Jiayan Huo, Yafei Cai
Gram‑negative (GN) bacterial infection is a main cause of bovine mastitis. The cluster of differentiation (CD) 14 gene serves an essential role in GN bacterium‑induced innate immune response. CD14 works as a bacterial lipopolysaccharide (LPS) receptor, combines with LPS‑liposaccharide binding protein complex, and causes cellular activation. However, the effects of CD14 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) on morbidity of clinical mastitis remain unclear. In the present study, To investigate the polymorphisms of CD14 gene and its effects on cows' susceptibility to mastitis, polymerase chain reaction‑single‑strand conformation polymorphism (PCR‑SSCP) assay was used to detect SNPs of CD14 gene in 134 Chinese Holsteins...
December 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
Qiulin Xiong, Wenji Zhao, Jiayin Zhao, Wenhui Zhao, Lei Jiang
This study aims to investigate the concentration levels, pollution characteristics and the associated potential ecological risks of the heavy metals found in dust in the metropolitan area of Beijing, China during the winter. Dust samples were collected at 49 different spatial locations of Beijing's metropolitan area from November 2013 to January 2014, in which the concentration levels of Cd, Cr, Pb, Cu, Zn, Ni, Co, V, Bi and Mo were measured by Elan DRC II type inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)...
September 30, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Hui Li, Dongwen Wu, Shupeng Shi, Yadong Xu, Ling Wei, Jing Liu, Yanting Liu
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical significance of CD147 in renal cell carcinoma. METHODS: Collect case-control studies which focus on CD147's expression in renal cell carcinoma. Trails were retrieved from CBM, CNKI, Wan-fang database, PubMed, Cochrane Library and Embase. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, data extraction and quality assessment were done by two researchers independently, and outcomes were pooled with Revman5.3 and STATA14.0. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies were confirmed, among which renal cell carcinoma 887 cases, non-cancer 505cases...
August 1, 2017: Oncotarget
Varun Kushwah, Ashish Kumar Agrawal, Chander Parkash Dora, David Mallinson, Dimitrios A Lamprou, Ramesh C Gupta, Sanyog Jain
PURPOSE: The present study reports a novel conjugate of gemcitabine (GEM) with bovine serum albumin (BSA) and thereof nanoparticles (GEM-BSA NPs) to potentiate the therapeutic efficacy by altering physicochemical properties, improving cellular uptake and stability of GEM. METHODS: The synthesized GEM-BSA conjugate was extensively characterized by NMR, FTIR, MALDI-TOF and elemental analysis. Conjugation mediated changes in structural conformation and physicochemical properties were analysed by fluorescence, Raman and CD spectroscopy, DSC and contact angle analysis...
November 2017: Pharmaceutical Research
H Mirjalali, M R Abbasi, N Naderi, Z Hasani, E S Mirsamadi, C R Stensvold, H Balaii, H Asadzadeh Aghdaei, M R Zali
Blastocystis is a single-celled intestinal parasite commonly found in humans and a broad range of animals all over the world. In humans, its role in health and disease remains unsettled. The aim of our study was to investigate the distribution of Blastocystis and Blastocystis subtypes (ST) in patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and control subjects. A total of 71 stool samples were collected from IBD patients, 69 and 2 of whom had ulcerative colitis (UC) and Crohn's Disease (CD), respectively. Moreover, 166 stool samples from healthy subjects were included as control samples...
December 2017: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
Harald Seeger, Joerg Latus, Daniel Kitterer, M Dominik Alscher, Dagmar Biegger, Jin Chen, Ilka Edenhofer, Rudolf P Wüthrich, Stephan Segerer
BACKGROUND: Peritoneal injury is an important cause of technical failure of long-term peritoneal dialysis (PD). Encapsulating peritoneal sclerosis (EPS) is a severe complication of long-term PD with potentially life threatening consequences. CD147 is a glycoprotein with diverse functions including modulation of extracellular matrix via induction of matrix metalloproteinases, cell adhesion, and regulation of immune reactions. We hypothesized that CD 147 plays a role in the peritoneal cavity...
December 2017: Clinical and Experimental Nephrology
Hui Li, Dongwen Wu, Shupeng Shi, Yadong Xu, Ling Wei, Jing Liu, Yanting Liu
OBJECTIVE: To assess clinical significance of CD147 in renal cell carcinoma. METHODS: Collect case-control studies which focus on CD147's expression in renal cell carcinoma. Trails were retrieved from CBM, CNKI, Wan-fang database, PubMed, Cochrane Library and Embase. According to the inclusion and exclusion criteria, data extraction and quality assessment were done by two researchers independently, and outcomes were pooled with Revman5.3 and STATA14.0. RESULTS: A total of 11 studies were confirmed, among which renal cell carcinoma 887 cases, non-cancer 505cases...
April 24, 2017: Oncotarget
Amy L Lightner, Sheev Dattani, Eric J Dozois, Sara B Moncrief, John H Pemberton, Kellie L Mathis
INTRODUCTION: Resotrative proctolectomy (RPC) with Ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA) is the procedure of choice for ulcerative colitis. Unfortunately, up to 10% of pouches will fail, requiring either reconstruction or excision. While several series have reported on the aetiology of pouch failure, no study to date has focused on the postoperative complications associated with pouch excision. METHODS: Patients who had excision of ileoanal reservoir with ileostomy (CPT code 45136) were included...
April 7, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
Carl Eriksson, Jan Marsal, Daniel Bergemalm, Lina Vigren, Jan Björk, Michael Eberhardson, Pontus Karling, Charlotte Söderman, Pär Myrelid, Yang Cao, Daniel Sjöberg, Mari Thörn, Per Karlén, Erik Hertervig, Hans Strid, Jonas F Ludvigsson, Sven Almer, Jonas Halfvarson
OBJECTIVES: Clinical trials have demonstrated the efficacy of vedolizumab in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, these findings may not reflect the clinical practice. Therefore, we aimed to describe a vedolizumab-treated patient population and assess long-term effectiveness. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients initiating vedolizumab between 1 June 2014 and 30 May 2015 were identified through the Swedish National Quality Registry for IBD. Prospectively collected data on treatment and disease activity were extracted...
June 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Shaoxing Yang, Fei Qi, Chuanhao Tang, Hong Wang, Haifeng Qin, Xiaoyan Li, Jianjie Li, Weixia Wang, Changyun Zhao, Hongjun Gao
Cluster of differentiation (CD) 147 is a transmembrane glycoprotein that is highly expressed at the tumor cell surface, which stimulates fibroblasts to produce a large number of matrix metalloproteinases and promotes tumor invasion and metastasis and tumor-induced angiogenesis. The present study investigated the functions and the role of CD147 in the human lung carcinoma A549 cell line. The present study constructed expression and interference [small interfering (si) RNA] lentiviral vectors of CD147, which established stable overexpression and low expression of CD147 in the A549 cell line, named A549-CD147 and A549-siCD147, respectively...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
Jianjun Wang, Fengyu Li, Jiang Tan, Xuewei Peng, Lili Sun, Ping Wang, Shengnan Jia, Qingmiao Yu, Hongliang Huo, Hongyan Zhao
Tumor invasion and metastasis are the critical steps in determining the aggressive phenotype of human cancers. Melittin, a major component of bee venom, has been reported to induce apoptosis in several cancer cells. However, the mechanisms of melittin involvement in cancer invasion and metastasis remain unclear. Our previous study indicated that melittin inhibits cyclophilin A (CypA), a ubiquitously distributed peptidylprolyl cis-trans isomerase, in macrophage cells. In the present study, the Transwell assay results showed that melittin may downregulate the invasion level of MCF-7 cells in a dose-dependent manner...
February 2017: Oncology Letters
Govind S Gupta, Ashutosh Kumar, Violet A Senapati, Alok K Pandey, Rishi Shanker, Alok Dhawan
The increasing applications of engineered nanomaterials (ENMs) in consumer products warrant a careful evaluation of their trophic transfer and consequent ecological impact. In the present study, a laboratory scale aquatic microbial food chain was established using bacteria (Escherichia coli (E. coli)) as a prey and ciliated protozoan (Paramecium caudatum) as a predator organism to determine the impact of cadmium telluride quantum dots (CdTe QDs). We observed that 29% of bacterivory potential of paramecium was lost, including an ∼12 h delay in doubling time on exposure to 25 mg/L CdTe QD (∼4 nm) as compared to control...
February 7, 2017: Environmental Science & Technology
Supriya Das, Uttam Pal, Moumita Chatterjee, Sumit Kumar Pramanik, Biswadip Banerji, Nakul C Maiti
The proline residue in a protein sequence generates constraints to its secondary structure as the associated torsion angles become a part of the heterocyclic ring. It becomes more significant when two consecutive proline residues link via amide linkage and produce additional configurational constraint to a protein's folding and stability. In the current manuscript we have illustrated conformation preference of a novel dipeptide, (R)-tert-butyl 2-((S)-2-(methoxycarbonyl)pyrrolidine-1-carbonyl)pyrrolidine-1-carboxylate...
December 15, 2016: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
Dipendu Saha, Soukaina Barakat, Scott E Van Bramer, Karl A Nelson, Dale K Hensley, Jihua Chen
In this work, sulfur-functionalized ordered mesoporous carbons were synthesized by activating the soft-templated mesoporous carbons with sulfur bearing salts that simultaneously enhanced the surface area and introduced sulfur functionalities onto the parent carbon surface. XPS analysis showed that sulfur content within the mesoporous carbons were between 8.2% and 12.9%. The sulfur functionalities include C-S, C═S, -COS, and SOx. SEM images confirmed the ordered mesoporosity within the material. The BET surface areas of the sulfur-functionalized ordered mesoporous carbons range from 837 to 2865 m(2)/g with total pore volume of 0...
December 14, 2016: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
Kimberley W J Van Der Sloot, Amit D Joshi, Danielle R Bellavance, Katherine K Gilpin, Kathleen O Stewart, Paul Lochhead, John J Garber, Cosmas Giallourakis, Vijay Yajnik, Ashwin N Ananthakrishnan, Behrooz Z Alizadeh, Ramnik J Xavier, Hamed Khalili
INTRODUCTION: Adipose tissue in mesenteric fat plays a key role in systemic and luminal inflammation. However, little is known about the role of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) and its interaction with genetic predisposition in Crohn's disease (CD) progression. METHODS: Our study population included patients with CD enrolled in Prospective Registry in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Study at Massachusetts General Hospital (PRISM). VAT volume was measured from computed tomography using Aquarius 3D...
January 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
Preawphan Punyaratabandhu, Rungsima Wanitphakdeedecha, Penvadee Pattanaprichakul, Panitta Sitthinamsuwan, Weeranut Phothong, Sasima Eimpunth, Visnu Lohsiriwat, Woraphong Manuskiatti
Topical anaesthetic cream (TAC) is commonly used as a pre-treatment of ablative fractional resurfacing (AFR) laser. Most of anaesthetic cream contains distilled water as major component. Therefore, pre-operative TAC may interfere the photothermal reaction in the skin treated with fractional carbon-dioxide (FCO2) laser and fractional erbium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet (FEr:YAG) laser. The objective of the study was to compare the ablative width (AW) and coagulative depth (CD) of AFR laser with and without pre-treatment with TAC...
February 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
Shang-Feng Tsai, Chang-Chi Hsieh, Ming-Ju Wu, Cheng-Hsu Chen, Ting-Hui Lin, Mingli Hsieh
BACKGROUND: Our previous clinical indicated that urinary cyclophilin A was a good marker for diabetic nephropathy. METHODS: We used animal and cell models of diabetic nephropathy to examine the role of cyclophilin A in disease progression. RESULTS: Significantly increased urinary cyclophilin A could be detected in db/db at the 8th week. Linagliptin (3mg/kg/day and 15mg/kg/day) could suppress urinary 8-hydroxy-2'-deoxyguanosine at the 8th and 16th week but only the high dose Linagliption could suppress cyclophilin A at the 8th week...
December 1, 2016: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
Pushpa Ranjan Wijesinghe, M R Nihal Abeysinghe, Sutee Yoksan, Yafu Yao, Benli Zhou, Lei Zhang, Jessica A Fleming, Anthony A Marfin, John C Victor
BACKGROUND: The performance of live attenuated Japanese Encephalitis SA 14-14-2 vaccine (CD-JEV) among children previously given inactivated mouse brain-derived JE vaccine (IMBV) is unknown. We evaluated the safety and immunogenicity of CD-JEV administered to 2- and 5-year-old children in Sri Lanka. METHODS: In this open-label, single arm trial in the Colombo District of Sri Lanka, generally healthy children 2 and 5years of age who had previously received two and three doses of IMBV, respectively, were administered one dose of CD-JEV subcutaneously...
November 21, 2016: Vaccine
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