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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636992/acetylsalicylic-acid-inhibits-the-growth-of-melanoma-tumors-via-sox2-dependent-paf-r-independent-signaling-pathway
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Anita Thyagarajan, Jeremiah Saylae, Ravi P Sahu
Acquired resistance to standard therapies remains a serious challenge, requiring novel therapeutic approaches that incorporate potential factors involved in tumor resistance. As cancers including melanoma express inflammatory cyclooxygenases generating prostaglandins implicated in tumor growth, we investigated mechanism of anti-inflammatory drug, acetylsalicylic acid (ASA) which has been shown to inhibit various tumor types, however, its effects against highly aggressive melanoma model are unclear. Given our reports that an activation of platelet-activating factor-receptor (PAF-R) augments the growth and impede efficacies of therapeutic agents in experimental melanoma, we also sought to determine if PAF-R mediates anti-melanoma activity of ASA...
June 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636341/biochemical-characterization-of-wbkc-an-n-formyltransferase-from-brucella-melitensis
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Alexander S Riegert, Daniel P Chantigian, James B Thoden, Peter A Tipton, Hazel M Holden
It has become increasingly apparent within the last several years that unusual N-formylated sugars are often found on the O-antigens of such Gram negative pathogenic organisms as Francisella tularensis, Campylobacter jejuni, and Providencia alcalifaciens, amongst others. Indeed, in some species of Brucella, for example, the O-antigen contains 1,2-linked 4-formamido-4,6-dideoxy-alpha-D-mannosyl groups. These sugars, often referred to as N-formylperosamine, are synthesized in pathways initiating with GDP-mannose...
June 21, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636162/cobalt-catalyzed-ortho-c-h-functionalization-alkyne-annulation-of-benzylamine-derivatives-access-to-dihydroisoquinolines
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Angel Manu Martínez, Nuria Rodríguez, Ramon Gomez-Arrayas, Juan C Carretero
A practical picolinamide-directed C-H functionalization/alkyne annulation of benzylamine derivatives enabling the access to the previously elusive 1,4-dihydroisoquinoline skeleton was developed using molecular O2 as the sole oxidant and Co(OAc)2 as precatalyst. The method is compatible with both internal and terminal alkynes and shows high versatility and functional-group tolerance. Furthermore, full preservation of enantiopurity is observed when using non-racemic alpha-substituted benzylamine derivatives...
June 21, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635398/gpx2-overexpression-indicates-poor-prognosis-in-patients-with-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#4
Ting Liu, Xue-Feng Kan, Charlie Ma, Li-Li Chen, Tian-Tian Cheng, Zhen-Wei Zou, Yong Li, Feng-Jun Cao, Wen-Jie Zhang, Jing Yao, Pin-Dong Li
Glutathione peroxidase 2 has important role of tumor progression in lots of carcinomas, yet little is known about the prognosis of glutathione peroxidase 2 in hepatocellular carcinoma. Glutathione peroxidase 2 expression was assessed by immunohistochemistry in hepatocellular carcinoma tissues. The association between glutathione peroxidase 2 expression with clinicopathological/prognostic value was examined. Glutathione peroxidase 2 overexpression was correlated with alpha-fetoprotein level, larger tumor, BCLC stage, and tumor recurrence...
June 2017: Tumour Biology: the Journal of the International Society for Oncodevelopmental Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634855/alpha-linolenic-acid-decreases-apoptosis-and-oxidized-phospholipids-in-cardiomyocytes-during-ischemia-reperfusion
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Riya Ganguly, Devin Hasanally, Aleksandra Stamenkovic, Thane G Maddaford, Rakesh Chaudhary, Grant N Pierce, Amir Ravandi
The omega-3 fatty acid, alpha linolenic acid (ALA) found in plant-derived foods induces significant cardiovascular benefits when ingested. ALA may be cardioprotective during ischemia; however, the mechanism(s) responsible for this effect is unknown. Isolated adult rat cardiomyocytes were exposed to medium containing ALA for 24 h and then exposed to non-ischemic (control), simulated ischemia (ISCH), or simulated ischemia/reperfusion (IR) conditions. Cardiomyocyte phospholipids were extracted and analyzed by an HPLC/electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry system...
June 20, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634475/cesarean-or-vaginal-birth-does-not-impact-the-longitudinal-development-of-the-gut-microbiome-in-a-cohort-of-exclusively-preterm-infants
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Christopher J Stewart, Nicholas D Embleton, Elizabeth Clements, Pamela N Luna, Daniel P Smith, Tatiana Y Fofanova, Andrew Nelson, Gillian Taylor, Caroline H Orr, Joseph F Petrosino, Janet E Berrington, Stephen P Cummings
The short and long-term impact of birth mode on the developing gut microbiome in neonates has potential implications for the health of infants. In term infants, the microbiome immediately following birth across multiple body sites corresponds to birth mode, with increased Bacteroides in vaginally delivered infants. We aimed to determine the impact of birth mode of the preterm gut microbiome over the first 100 days of life and following neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) discharge. In total, 867 stool samples from 46 preterm infants (21 cesarean and 25 vaginal), median gestational age 27 weeks, were sequenced (V4 region 16S rRNA gene, Illumina MiSeq)...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634081/quantitative-proteomic-reveals-the-dynamic-of-protein-profile-during-zebrafish-final-oocyte-maturation
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Chunmei Ge, Weiqun Lu, Aqin Chen
The molecular mechanisms underlying final oocyte maturation zebrafish (Danio rerio) remain poorly understood. The present study aimed to employ iTRAQ approach for a comprehensive characterization of during zebrafish oocyte maturation proteome and for comparison between fully-grow immature and mature oocytes prior to ovulation. A total of 1568 proteins were identified, which was representing the largest zebrafish isolated oocytes proteome dataset to date. Differential expression analysis revealed 190 proteins significantly changes between immature and mature oocytes, which 136 proteins were up-regulated and 54 proteins were down-regulated in mature oocytes comparison with immature oocytes...
June 17, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633420/pancreas-fat-and-beta-cell-mass-in-humans-with-and-without-diabetes-an-analysis-in-the-japanese-population
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Rie Murakami, Yoshifumi Saisho, Yuusuke Watanabe, Jun Inaishi, Tami Tsuchiya, Kinsei Kou, Seiji Sato, Minoru Kitago, Yuko Kitagawa, Taketo Yamada, Hiroshi Itoh
Context: The mechanisms by which beta cell mass is reduced in patients with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) remain unclear. It has been postulated that ectopic fat deposits in the pancreas induce beta cell apoptosis, leading to the development of diabetes. Objective: The aim of this study was to clarify the effects of intra-pancreatic fat on beta and alpha cell mass in humans with and without diabetes. Design, Subjects and Methods: Using our tissue database, pancreas sections of 72 Japanese non-diabetic (NDM) autopsy cases and 50 diabetic (DM) and 49 age- and BMI-matched NDM patients who underwent pancreatic surgery were analyzed...
June 14, 2017: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632266/proteomic-analysis-reveals-xuesaitong-injection-attenuates-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-by-elevating-pyruvate-dehydrogenase-mediated-aerobic-metabolism
#9
Xiaoping Zhao, Feng Zhang, Yi Wang
Xuesaitong injection (XST), which mainly consists of Panax notoginseng saponins, has been widely used for treating cardio-cerebral vascular diseases. However, the underlying mechanisms of XST associated with its cardioprotective effects are still unclear. To identify the potential target proteins of XST, two-dimensional gel electrophoresis (2-DE)-based proteomics was utilized to analyze the protein profile of myocardium in rats with myocardial ischemia/reperfusion (I/R) injury. The differentially expressed proteins were identified by matrix assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry...
June 20, 2017: Molecular BioSystems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631672/-the-influence-of-interleukin-gene-polymorphism-on-the-serum-cytokine-level-in-the-patients-presenting-with-chonic-suppurative-otitis-media
#10
E V Baike, Yu A Vitkovsky, A A Dutova
The objective of the present work was to study the influence of allelic variant associations of 1-beta interleukin (C3953T, &511C, T31C), interleukin-6 (C174G), and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (G308A) gene polymorphisms on the serum cytokine level in the patients presenting with chronic suppurative otitis media. A total of 299 patients at the age varying from 16 to 55 years with this condition divided into three groups were examined. Group 1 was comprised of 146 patients suffering from the tubotympanic form of chronic suppurative otitis media (CSOM)...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631520/striatal-changes-underlie-mpep-mediated-suppression-of-the-acquisition-and-expression-of-pramipexole-induced-place-preference-in-an-alpha-synuclein-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
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Simon Loiodice, Portia McGhan, Vitalina Gryshkova, Renaud Fleurance, David Dardou, Aziz Hafidi, Andre Nogueira da Costa, Franck Durif
Impulsive-compulsive disorders in Parkinson's disease patients have been described as behavioural or substance addictions including pathological gambling or compulsive medication use of dopamine replacement therapy. A substantial gap remains in the understanding of these disorders. We previously demonstrated that the rewarding effect of the D2/D3 agonist pramipexole was enhanced after repeated exposure to L-dopa and alpha-synuclein mediated dopaminergic nigral loss with specific transcriptional signatures suggesting a key involvement of the glutamatergic pathway...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631386/toward-establishing-model-organisms-for-marine-protists-successful-transfection-protocols-for-parabodo-caudatus-kinetoplastida-excavata
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Fatma Gomaa, Paulo A Garcia, Jennifer Delaney, Peter R Girguis, Cullen R Buie, Virginia P Edgcomb
We developed protocols for, and demonstrated successful transfection of, the free-living kinetoplastid flagellate Parabodo caudatus with three plasmids carrying a fluorescence reporter gene (pEF-GFP with the EF1 alpha promoter, pUB-GFP with Ubiquitin C promoter, and pEYFP-Mitotrap with CMV promoter). We evaluated three electroporation approaches: 1) a square-wave electroporator designed for eukaryotes, 2) a novel microfluidic transfection system employing hydrodynamically-controlled electric field waveforms, and 3) a traditional exponential decay electroporator...
June 19, 2017: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630739/danish-hip-arthroscopy-registry-dhar-the-outcome-of-patients-with-femoroacetabular-impingement-fai
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Bent Lund, Bjarne Mygind-Klavsen, Torsten Grønbech Nielsen, Niels Maagaard, Otto Kraemer, Per Hölmich, Søren Winge, Martin Lind
The Danish Hip Arthroscopy Registry (DHAR) was initiated in January 2012 as a web-based prospective registry. The purpose of this study was to evaluate and report the first registry based outcome data of a national population with radiological and clinical femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) undergoing hip arthroscopic treatment. Our primary hypothesis was that patients undergoing hip arthroscopy would improve significantly in pain, quality of life and sports related outcome measurements in Patient Related Outcome Measures (PROM)...
July 2017: Journal of Hip Preservation Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630133/dual-regulation-of-gluconeogenesis-by-insulin-and-glucose-in-the-proximal-tubules-of-the-kidney
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Motohiro Sasaki, Takayoshi Sasako, Naoto Kubota, Yoshitaka Sakurai, Iseki Takamoto, Tetsuya Kubota, Reiko Inagi, George Seki, Moritaka Goto, Kohjiro Ueki, Masaomi Nangaku, Takahito Jomori, Takashi Kadowaki
Growing attention has been focused on the roles of the proximal tubules (PTs) of the kidney in glucose metabolism, including the mechanism of regulation of gluconeogenesis. Here, we found that PT-specific IRS1/2 double-knockout mice, established by using the newly generated sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2)-Cre transgenic mice, exhibited impaired insulin signaling and upregulated gluconeogenic gene expression and renal gluconeogenesis, resulting in systemic insulin resistance. On the other hand, in streptozotocin-treated mice, although insulin action was impaired in the PTs, the gluconeogenic gene expression was unexpectedly downregulated in the renal cortex, which was restored by administration of an SGLT1/2 inhibitor...
June 19, 2017: Diabetes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630063/listeria-vectored-vaccine-expressing-the-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-30-kda-major-secretory-protein-via-the-constitutively-active-prfa-regulon-boosts-bcg-efficacy-against-tuberculosis
#15
Qingmei Jia, Barbara Jane Dillon, Saša Masleša-Galić, Marcus A Horwitz
A potent vaccine against tuberculosis, one of the world's deadliest diseases, is needed to enhance the immunity of people worldwide, most of whom have been vaccinated with the partially effective BCG vaccine. Here we investigate novel live attenuated recombinant Listeria monocytogenes (rLm) vaccines expressing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) 30 kDa major secretory protein (r30/Ag85B) (rLm30) as heterologous booster vaccines in animals primed with BCG. Using three attenuated Lm vectors, rLm ΔactA (LmI), rLm ΔactA ΔinlB (LmII), and rLm ΔactA ΔinlBprfA* (LmIII), we constructed five rLm30 vaccine candidates expressing the r30 linked in-frame to the Lm Listeriolycin O signal sequence and driven by the hly promoter (h30) or linked in-frame to the ActA N-terminus and driven by the actA promoter (a30)...
June 19, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629987/anti-herpes-simplex-virus-type-1-activity-of-houttuynoid-a-a-new-flavonoid-from-houttuynia-cordata-thunb
#16
Ting Li, Libao Liu, Hongling Wu, Shaodan Chen, Qinchang Zhu, Hao Gao, Xiongtao Yu, Yi Wang, Wenhan Su, Xinsheng Yao, Tao Peng
Early events in herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) infection reactivate latent human immunodeficiency virus, Epstein-Barr virus, and human papillomavirus in the presence of acyclovir (ACV). The common use of nucleoside analog medications, such as ACV and pencyclovir, has resulted in the emergence of drug-resistant HSV-1 strains in clinical therapy. Therefore, new antiherpetics that can inhibit early events in HSV-1 infection should be developed. An example of this treatment is Houttuynia cordata Thunb. water extract, which can inhibit HSV-1 infection through multiple mechanisms...
June 16, 2017: Antiviral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629945/anthropometric-and-aesthetic-outcomes-for-the-nasolabial-region-in-101-consecutive-african-children-with-unilateral-cleft-lip-one-year-after-repair-using-the-anatomical-subunit-approximation-technique
#17
S Mbuyi-Musanzayi, F Tshilombo Katombe, P Lukusa Tshilobo, P Kalenga Mwenze Kayamba, K Devriendt, H Reychler
One hundred and one patients with complete or incomplete cleft lip underwent the anatomical subunit approximation technique for repair. The patients were followed up prospectively for 1year. The objective of this study was to determine the outcomes for the nasolabial area through anthropometric measurements and assessment of the Asher-McDade Aesthetic Index and Steffensen's criteria at 1year after surgery. Six assessors (three cleft surgeons and three non-surgeon medical professionals) examined cropped images; reliability was assessed using Cronbach's alpha...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629898/alpha-lipoic-acid-supplement-in-obesity-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials
#18
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Nazli Namazi, Bagher Larijani, Leila Azadbakht
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Previous studies have supported positive roles of antioxidant supplements on weight-loss. One antioxidant supplement is Alpha-lipoic acid. However, recommending ALA as an anti-obesity supplement remains controversial. Accordingly, the purpose of the present study was to perform a meta-analysis on the effects of ALA supplement on anthropometric indices among adult subjects. METHODS: We searched five electronic databases till September 2016. Placebo-controlled clinical trials were included...
June 8, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629821/glycogen-reduction-in-myotubes-of-late-onset-pompe-disease-patients-using-antisense-technology
#19
Elisa Goina, Paolo Peruzzo, Bruno Bembi, Andrea Dardis, Emanuele Buratti
Glycogen storage disease type II (GSDII) is a lysosomal disorder caused by the deficient activity of acid alpha-glucosidase (GAA) enzyme, leading to the accumulation of glycogen within the lysosomes. The disease has been classified in infantile and late-onset forms. Most late-onset patients share a splicing mutation c.-32-13T > G in intron 1 of the GAA gene that prevents efficient recognition of exon 2 by the spliceosome. In this study, we have mapped the splicing silencers of GAA exon 2 and developed antisense morpholino oligonucleotides (AMOs) to inhibit those regions and rescue normal splicing in the presence of the c...
June 16, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629719/alpha-ketoglutarate-nanoparticles-a-potentially-effective-treatment-for-cyanide-poisoning
#20
Shaheen Sultana, Sushma Talegaonkar, Dhruv Kumar Nishad, Gaurav Mittal, F J Ahmad, Aseem Bhatnagar
The purpose of this research work was to prepare nanosized formulation of alpha ketoglutarate as dry powder inhaler for cyanide poisoning. Nanosizing can be approached by solid phase and liquid phase method. The different conditions encountered in both these approaches can greatly affect the particle characteristics. In this study milling and precipitation technique were compared to study their effect on α-KG particles characteristics. Differences in choice of stabilizers were observed between the two processing techniques...
June 16, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutics and Biopharmaceutics
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