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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104912/paclitaxel-resistant-cancer-cell-derived-secretomes-elicit-abcb1-associated-docetaxel-cross-resistance-and-escape-from-apoptosis-through-foxo3a-driven-glycolytic-regulation
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Mark Borris D Aldonza, Ji-Young Hong, Sang Kook Lee
Chemotherapy-induced cancer cell secretomes promote resistance due, in part, to a predominant glycolytic energy metabolism, which drives aggressive cancer cell proliferation. However, the characterization of these secretomes and the molecular events that associate them with acquired drug resistance remain poorly understood. In this study, we show that secretomes of cancer cells with high-level paclitaxel resistance stimulated cell proliferation and suppressed drug-induced apoptosis of drug-sensitive cells. We also found that drug (docetaxel)-stimulated induction of interferon-α (IFN-α), IFN-λ and tumor necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) release in drug-sensitive cells was lowered by these secretomes...
January 20, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104549/mechanisms-of-silver_nanoparticles-induced-hypopigmentation-in-embryonic-zebrafish
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Lian Xu, Qin-Han Xu, Xin-Ying Zhou, Li-Yan Yin, Peng-Peng Guan, Ting Zhang, Jing-Xia Liu
Silver_nanoparticles (AgNPs) have been reported to inhibit specification of erythroid cells and to induce spinal cord deformities and cardiac arrhythmia in vertebrates, but have not been implicated in development of neural crest (NC) and pigment cells in an in vivo model yet. In current study, down-regulated expressions of NC genes pax7 and foxd3, melanophore genes mitfa and dct, and xanthophore gene gch2 in AgNPs-exposed embryos were revealed by microarray, qRT-PCR and whole-mount in situ hybridization (WISH)...
January 12, 2017: Aquatic Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100643/fluid-shear-stress-increases-transepithelial-transport-of-ca2-in-ciliated-distal-convoluted-and-connecting-tubule-cells
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Sami G Mohammed, Francisco J Arjona, Femke Latta, René J M Bindels, Ronald Roepman, Joost G J Hoenderop
In kidney, transcellular transport of Ca(2+) is mediated by transient receptor potential vanilloid 5 and Na(+)-Ca(2+) exchanger 1 proteins in distal convoluted and connecting tubules (DCT and CNT, respectively). It is not yet understood how DCT/CNT cells can adapt to differences in tubular flow rate and, consequently, Ca(2+) load. This study aims to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which DCT/CNT cells sense fluid dynamics to control transepithelial Ca(2+) reabsorption and whether their primary cilia play an active role in this process...
January 18, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095579/development-and-clinical-assessment-of-a-comprehensive-product-for-pigmentation-control-in-multiple-ethnic-populations
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Elizabeth T Makino, Kuniko Kadoya, Monya L Sigler, Peter D Hino, Rahul C Mehta
BACKGROUND: Pigmentary changes in people of different ethnic origins are controlled by slight variations in key biological pathways leading to different outcomes from the same treatment. It is important to develop and test products for desired outcomes in varying ethnic populations. OBJECTIVES: To develop a comprehensive product (LYT2) that affects all major biological pathways controlling pigmentation and test for clinical efficacy and safety in different ethnic populations...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095444/the-role-of-dct-in-hpv16-infection-of-hacats
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Pınar Aksoy, Patricio I Meneses
Persistent infection with high-risk human papillomavirus (HPV) genotype is a major factor leading to many human cancers. Mechanisms of HPV entry into host cells and genome trafficking towards the nucleus are incompletely understood. Dopachrome tautomerase (DCT) was identified as a cellular gene required for HPV infection in HeLa cells on a siRNA screen study. Here, we confirm that DCT knockdown significantly decreases HPV infection in the human keratinocyte HaCaT cells as was observed in HeLas. We investigated the effects of DCT knockdown and found that DCT depletion caused increased reactive oxygen species (ROS) levels, DNA damage and altered cell cycle in HaCaT cells...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088356/advancing-the-prediction-accuracy-of-protein-protein-interactions-by-utilizing-evolutionary-information-from-position-specific-scoring-matrix-and-ensemble-classifier
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Lei Wang, Zhu-Hong You, Shi-Xiong Xia, Feng Liu, Xing Chen, Xin Yan, Yong Zhou
Protein-Protein Interactions (PPIs) are essential to most biological processes and play a critical role in most cellular functions. With the development of high-throughput biological techniques and in silico methods, a large number of PPI data have been generated for various organisms, but many problems remain unsolved. These factors promoted the development of the in silico methods based on machine learning to predict PPIs. In this study, we propose a novel method by combining ensemble Rotation Forest (RF) classifier and Discrete Cosine Transform (DCT) algorithm to predict the interactions among proteins...
January 11, 2017: Journal of Theoretical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067240/cd8-t-cells-stimulate-na-cl-co-transporter-ncc-in-distal-convoluted-tubules-leading-to-salt-sensitive-hypertension
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Yunmeng Liu, Tonya M Rafferty, Sung W Rhee, Jessica S Webber, Li Song, Benjamin Ko, Robert S Hoover, Beixiang He, Shengyu Mu
Recent studies suggest a role for T lymphocytes in hypertension. However, whether T cells contribute to renal sodium retention and salt-sensitive hypertension is unknown. Here we demonstrate that T cells infiltrate into the kidney of salt-sensitive hypertensive animals. In particular, CD8(+) T cells directly contact the distal convoluted tubule (DCT) in the kidneys of DOCA-salt mice and CD8(+) T cell-injected mice, leading to up-regulation of the Na-Cl co-transporter NCC, p-NCC and the development of salt-sensitive hypertension...
January 9, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052988/potassium-sensing-by-renal-distal-tubules-requires-kir4-1
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Catherina A Cuevas, Xiao-Tong Su, Ming-Xiao Wang, Andrew S Terker, Dao-Hong Lin, James A McCormick, Chao-Ling Yang, David H Ellison, Wen-Hui Wang
The mammalian distal convoluted tubule (DCT) makes an important contribution to potassium homeostasis by modulating NaCl transport. The thiazide-sensitive Na(+)/Cl(-) cotransporter (NCC) is activated by low potassium intake and by hypokalemia. Coupled with suppression of aldosterone secretion, activation of NCC helps to retain potassium by increasing electroneutral NaCl reabsorption, therefore reducing Na(+)/K(+) exchange. Yet the mechanisms by which DCT cells sense plasma potassium concentration and transmit the information to the apical membrane are not clear...
January 4, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048860/su-f-p-54-guidelines-to-check-image-registration-qa-of-a-clinical-deformation-registration-software-a-single-institution-preliminary-study
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G Gill, S Souri, A Rea, Y Chen, J Antone, X Qian, A Riegel, P Taylor, M Marrero, F Diaz, Y Cao, A Jamshidi, S Barley, V Sorell, G Karangelis, T Button, E Klein
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to verify and analyze the accuracy of a clinical deformable image registration (DIR) software. METHODS: To test clinical DIR software qualitatively and quantitatively, we focused on lung radiotherapy and analyzed a single (Lung) patient CT scan. Artificial anatomical changes were applied to account for daily variations during the course of treatment including the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR). The primary CT (pCT) and the structure set (pST) was deformed with commercial tool (ImSimQA-Oncology Systems Limited) and after artificial deformation (dCT and dST) sent to another commercial tool (VelocityAI-Varian Medical Systems)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047810/su-f-t-592-a-delivery-qa-free-approach-for-adaptive-therapy-of-prostate-cancer-with-static-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy
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T Roth, J Dooley, T Zhu, R Woods, P Mavroidis, J Lian
PURPOSE: Clinical implementations of adaptive radiotherapy (ART) are limited mainly by the requirement of delivery QA (DQA) prior to the treatment. Small segment size and small segment MU are two dominant factors causing failures of DQA. The aim of this project is to explore the feasibility of ART treatment without DQA by using a partial optimization approach. METHODS: A retrospective simulation study was performed on two prostate cancer patients treated with SMLC-IMRT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046375/th-ef-207a-07-an-integrated-x-ray-bioluminescence-tomography-system-for-radiation-guidance-and-tumor-evaluation
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J Shi, T Udayakumar, Z Wang, N Dogan, A Pollack, Y Yang
PURPOSE: CT is not able to differentiate tumors from surrounding soft tissue. This study is to develop a bioluminescence tomography (BLT) system that is integrated onto our previously developed CT guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART) to guide radiation, monitor tumor growth and evaluate therapeutic response. METHODS: The BLT system employs a CCD camera coupled with a high speed lens, and is aligned orthogonally to the x-ray beam central axis...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026060/alkene-metalates-as-hydrogenation-catalysts
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Philipp Büschelberger, Dominik Gärtner, Efrain Reyes-Rodriguez, Friedrich Kreyenschmidt, Konrad Koszinowski, Axel Jacobi von Wangelin, Robert Wolf
First-row transition metal complexes hold great potential as catalysts for hydrogenations and related reductive reactions. Homoleptic and heteroleptic arene/alkene metalates(1-) (M = Co, Fe) are a structurally distinct catalyst class with good activities in hydrogenations of alkenes and alkynes. The first syntheses of the heteroleptic cobaltates [K([18crown-6])][Co(cod)(styrene)2] (5), [K([18]crown-6)][Co(dct)(cod)] (6), and the homoleptic complex [K(thf)2][Co(dct)2] (7, dct = dibenzo[a,e]cyclooctatetraene, cod = 1,5 cyclooctadiene) are reported...
December 27, 2016: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003737/comparison-of-goldmann-applanation-tonometry-and-pascal-dynamic-contour-tonometry-in-relation-to-central-corneal-thickness-and-corneal-curvature
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Konstantinos Andreanos, Chryssanthi Koutsandrea, Dimitris Papaconstantinou, Andreas Diagourtas, Andreas Kotoulas, Panagiotis Dimitrakas, Marilita M Moschos
PURPOSE: The aim of the study was to assess the influence of central corneal thickness (CCT) and corneal curvature in tonometry measurements taken by Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) and Pascal dynamic contour tonometry (DCT). METHODS: This was a prospective study of 185 eyes from 97 subjects, attending outpatient ophthalmology appointments, who underwent intraocular pressure measurements by GAT and Pascal DCT. CCT and corneal curvature were obtained using ultrasound pachymetry and Orbscan topography, respectively...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995122/three-dimensional-morphometric-analysis-of-mandibule-in-coronal-plane-after-bimaxillary-rotational-surgery
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Sung-Tak Lee, Na-Rae Choi, Jae-Min Song, Sang-Hun Shin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this report is to present a new reference for aesthetic mandible surgery using three-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography-based treatment planning for orthognathic surgery which can be implemented in surgical planning and perioperative procedure. METHODS: To make an objective standard for evaluating aesthetic mandibular outline, we make an aesthetic scoring criteria with consideration of asymmetry, broad mandibular border line, and prominent mandibular angle...
December 2016: Maxillofacial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989537/delayed-cardiac-tamponade-a-rare-but-life-threatening-complication-of-catheter-ablation
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Elizabeth Yetter, Jared Brazg, Diane Del Valle, Laura Mulvey, Eitan Dickman
Delayed cardiac tamponade (DCT) is a rare and life-threatening complication of catheter ablation performed as a treatment of atrial fibrillation, with few cases described in the medical literature. We present the case of a 57year-old man presenting with DCT 61days following a catheter ablation procedure. To the best of our knowledge, this is the most delayed case of cardiac tamponade (CT) following catheter ablation described in the literature. We also discuss the importance of point of care ultrasound (POCUS) in the diagnosis and treatment of CT...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974741/iodine-131-an-effective-method-for-treating-lymph-node-metastases-of-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
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Ying He, Ming-Zhi Pan, Jian-Min Huang, Peng Xie, Fang Zhang, Ling-Ge Wei
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to assess the efficacy of radioactive iodine-131 (¹³¹I) therapy for lymph node metastasis of differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) and to identify influential factors using univariate and multivariate analyses to determine if identified factors influence the efficacy of treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS This study included a retrospective review of 218 patients with histologically proven DTC in the post-operation stage. After thyroid tissue remnants were eliminated with ¹³¹I therapy, patients' lymph node status was confirmed by ultrasound and by ¹³¹I whole body scan regarding lymph node metastasis, and then patients were treated with ¹³¹I as appropriate...
December 15, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965482/comparative-evaluation-of-antibacterial-effect-of-dental-luting-cements-on-streptococcus-mutans-and-lactobacillus-acidophilus-an-in-vitro-study
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Sma Feroz, A Bhoyar, S Khan
INTRODUCTION: This study aimed at evaluating and comparing the antibacterial activity of six types of dental luting cements on Streptococcus mutans and Lactobacillus acidophilus using the agar diffusion test (ADT) and the direct-contact test (DCT). The antibacterial activity in ADT was measured based on the diameter of the zone of inhibition formed, whereas in DCT the density of the bacterial suspension was measured. The lower the density of the suspension, the more antibacterial activity the cement possesses...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27965090/overexpression-of-mir-183-96-182-triggers-neuronal-cell-fate-in-human-retinal-pigment-epithelial-hrpe-cells-in-culture
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Maliheh Davari, Zahra-Soheila Soheili, Shahram Samiei, Zohreh Sharifi, Ehsan Ranaei Pirmardan
miR-183 cluster, composed of miR-183/-96/-182 genes, is highly expressed in the adult retina, particularly in photoreceptors. It involves in development, maturation and normal function of neuroretina. Ectopic overexpression of miR-183/-96/-182 genes was performed to assess reprogramming of hRPE cells. They were amplified from genomic DNA and cloned independently or in tandem configuration into pAAV.MCS vector. hRPE cells were then transfected with the recombinant constructs. Real-Time PCR was performed to measure the expression levels of miR-183/-96/-182 and that of several retina-specific neuronal genes such as OTX2, NRL, PDC and DCT...
January 29, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929719/nad-the-convergence-of-dna-repair-and-mitophagy
#19
Evandro F Fang, Vilhelm A Bohr
ATM is a 350 kDa serine/threonine kinase best known for its role in DNA repair and multiple cellular homeostasis pathways. Mutation in ATM causes the disease ataxia telangiectasia (A-T) with clinical features including ataxia, severe cerebellar atrophy and Purkinje cell loss. In a cross-species study, using primary rat neurons, the roundworm C. elegans, and a mouse model of A-T, we showed that loss of ATM induces mitochondrial dysfunction and compromised mitophagy due to NAD(+) insufficiency. Remarkably, NAD(+) repletion mitigates both the DNA repair defect and mitochondrial dysfunction in ATM-deficient neurons...
December 8, 2016: Autophagy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921133/-evaluation-of-correction-formulas-for-tonometry-the-goldmann-applanation-tonometry-in-approximation-to-dynamic-contour-tonometry
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J Wachtl, M Töteberg-Harms, S Frimmel, C Kniestedt
BACKGROUND: Accurate determination of intraocular pressure (IOP) is essential for correct management of glaucoma. Goldmann applanation tonometry (GAT) is the gold standard for measuring IOP despite its limitations due to its dependence on corneal properties. With the aim of improving the accuracy of GAT readings, several correction formulas have been developed. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy and clinical relevance of five correction equations for GAT...
December 5, 2016: Der Ophthalmologe: Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft
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