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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428264/cb1-cannabinoid-receptor-drives-oocyte-maturation-and-embryo-development-via-pi3k-akt-and-mapk-pathways
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Angela Patricia López-Cardona, Serafín Pérez-Cerezales, Raúl Fernández-González, Ricardo Laguna-Barraza, Eva Pericuesta, Naiara Agirregoitia, Alfonso Gutiérrez-Adán, Ekaitz Agirregoitia
Endocannabinoids have been recognized as mediators of practically all reproductive events in mammals. However, little is known about the role of this system in oocyte maturation. In a mouse model, we observed that activation of the cannabinoid receptor (CB)1 during in vitro oocyte maturation modulated the phosphorylation status of Akt and ERK1/2 and enhanced the subsequent embryo production. In the absence of the CB1 receptor, in vivo oocyte maturation was impaired and embryo development delayed. The CB2 receptor was unable to rescue these effects...
April 20, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428057/natural-killer-cells-differentiated-in-vitro-from-cord-blood-cd34-cells-are-more-advantageous-for-use-as-an-immunotherapy-than-peripheral-blood-and-cord-blood-natural-killer-cells
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Anna Domogala, Michael Blundell, Adrian Thrasher, Mark W Lowdell, J Alejandro Madrigal, Aurore Saudemont
BACKGROUND AIMS: Natural killer (NK) cells have the potential to become a successful immunotherapy as they can target malignant cells without being direct effectors of graft-versus-host disease. Our group has previously shown that large numbers of functional NK cells can be differentiated in vitro from umbilical cord blood (CB) CD34(+) cells. To produce a clinically relevant and effective immunotherapy, we hypothesized that it is essential that the NK cells are able to proliferate and persist in vivo while maintaining an optimal activation status and killing capacity...
April 17, 2017: Cytotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424833/cannabis-related-hippocampal-volumetric-abnormalities-specific-to-subregions-in-dependent-users
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Yann Chye, Chao Suo, Murat Yücel, Lauren den Ouden, Nadia Solowij, Valentina Lorenzetti
RATIONALE: Cannabis use is associated with neuroanatomical alterations in the hippocampus. While the hippocampus is composed of multiple subregions, their differential vulnerability to cannabis dependence remains unknown. OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to investigate gray matter alteration in each of the hippocampal subregions (presubiculum, subiculum, cornu ammonis (CA) subfields CA1-4, and dentate gyrus (DG)) as associated with cannabis use and dependence...
April 19, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424659/online-measurement-of-microembolic-signal-burden-by-transcranial-doppler-during-catheter-ablation-for-atrial-fibrillation-results-of-a-multicenter-trial
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Christian von Bary, Thomas Deneke, Thomas Arentz, Anja Schade, Heiko Lehrmann, Sabine Fredersdorf, Dobri Baldaranov, Lars Maier, Felix Schlachetzki
INTRODUCTION: Left atrial pulmonary vein isolation (PVI) is an accepted treatment option for patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation (AF). This procedure can be complicated by stroke or silent cerebral embolism. Online measurement of microembolic signals (MESs) by transcranial Doppler (TCD) may be useful for characterizing thromboembolic burden during PVI. In this prospective multicenter trial, we investigated the burden, characteristics, and composition of MES during left atrial catheter ablation using a variety of catheter technologies...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424493/regulation-of-intraocular-pressure-by-microrna-cluster-mir-143-145
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Xinyu Li, Fangkun Zhao, Mei Xin, Guorong Li, Coralia Luna, Guigang Li, Qinbo Zhou, Yuguang He, Bo Yu, Eric Olson, Pedro Gonzalez, Shusheng Wang
Glaucoma is a major cause of irreversible blindness worldwide. Elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), which causes optic nerve damage and retinal ganglion cell death, is the primary risk factor for blindness in glaucoma patients. IOP is controlled by the balance between aqueous humor secretion from the ciliary body (CB) and its drainage through the trabecular meshwork (TM). How microRNAs (miRs) regulate IOP and glaucoma in vivo is largely unknown. Here we show that miR-143 and miR-145 expression is enriched in the smooth muscle and trabecular meshwork in the eye...
April 19, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421592/left-ventricular-improvement-due-to-allogeneic-cb-mncs-transplantation-in-a-chronic-heart-failure-six-years-after-myocardial-infarction
#6
Li Zhu, Aihuan Yue, Zhongbao Ruan, Yigang Yin, Ruzhu Wang, Yin Ren, Gecai Chen
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Cardiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419962/temporal-trends-of-pbdes-and-emerging-flame-retardants-in-belugas-from-the-st-lawrence-estuary-canada-and-comparisons-with-minke-whales-and-canadian-arctic-belugas
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Antoine E Simond, Magali Houde, Véronique Lesage, Jonathan Verreault
An exponential level increase of the ubiquitous halogenated flame retardant (HFR) class polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE) has been documented during the 1990s in endangered belugas (Delphinapterus leucas) from the St. Lawrence Estuary (SLE), Eastern Canada. The recent worldwide bans and regulations of PBDE mixtures led to their replacement by alternative HFRs (so-called emerging HFRs) that are increasingly being reported in various environmental compartments. There are, however, limited knowledge on the spatial and temporal trends of PBDEs and emerging HFRs in cetaceans, especially after restrictions on PBDE usage...
April 15, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418058/crystalline-nanotubular-framework-constructed-by-cucurbit-8-uril-for-selective-co2-adsorption
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Pinpin Wang, Yunlong Wu, Yanxia Zhao, Yang Yu, Mingming Zhang, Liping Cao
A crystalline nanotubular framework was constructed by cucurbit[8]uril (CB[8]) molecules in the presence of a molecular chaperone. Compared with amorphous CB[8], the framework exhibits highly selective adsorption for CO2 over N2, CH4, and H2.
April 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415782/glutaminase-inhibitor-cb-839-synergizes-with-carfilzomib-in-resistant-multiple-myeloma-cells
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Ravyn M Thompson, Dominik Dytfeld, Leticia Reyes, Reeder M Robinson, Brittany Smith, Yefim Manevich, Andrzej Jakubowiak, Mieczyslaw Komarnicki, Anna Przybylowicz-Chalecka, Tomasz Szczepaniak, Amit K Mitra, Brian G Van Ness, Magdalena Luczak, Nathan G Dolloff
Curative responses in the treatment of multiple myeloma (MM) are limited by the emergence of therapeutic resistance. To address this problem, we set out to identify druggable mechanisms that convey resistance to proteasome inhibitors (PIs; e.g., bortezomib), which are cornerstone agents in the treatment of MM. In isogenic pairs of PI sensitive and resistant cells, we observed stark differences in cellular bioenergetics between the divergent phenotypes. PI resistant cells exhibited increased mitochondrial respiration driven by glutamine as the principle fuel source...
March 16, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414447/supramolecular-porphyrin-photosensitizers-controllable-disguise-and-photoinduced-activation-of-antibacterial-behavior
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Linghui Chen, Haotian Bai, Jiang-Fei Xu, Shu Wang, Xi Zhang
A series of supramolecular photosensitizers were fabricated from porphyrin derivatives (Por) containing quaternary ammonium groups with cucurbit[7]uril (CB[7]) based on host-guest interactions. The antibacterial activity of Por in the dark could be turned off upon binding with CB[7], whereas the antibacterial activity under white-light illumination could be turned on. In addition, its antibacterial efficiency could be greatly enhanced by introducing metal ions. When Pd(II) was introduced into porphyrin, its antibacterial efficiency was enhanced from 40 to 100%...
April 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413871/comparison-of-the-gene-expression-profiles-of-human-hematopoietic-stem-cells-between-humans-and-a-humanized-xenograft-model
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Hideyuki Matsuzawa, Hiromichi Matsushita, Takashi Yahata, Masayuki Tanaka, Kiyoshi Ando
The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of NOD/Shi-scid-IL2Rγ(null)(NOG) mice transplanted with human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) hematopoietic cells from cord blood (CB) as an experimental model of the gene expression in human hematopoiesis. We compared the gene expressions of human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) cells from human bone marrow (BM) and in xenograft models. The microarray data revealed that 25 KEGG pathways were extracted from the comparison of human CD34(+)/CD38(-)/Lin(-/low) HSCs between CB and BM, and that 17 of them--which were mostly related to cellular survival, RNA metabolism and lymphoid development--were shared with the xenograft model...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413201/detection-of-%C3%AE-thalassaemia-in-neonates-on-cord-blood-and-dried-blood-spot-samples-by-capillary-electrophoresis
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H Alauddin, M Langa, M Mohd Yusoff, R Z A Raja Sabudin, A Ithnin, N F Abdul Razak, N H Sardi, N H Hussin
INTRODUCTION: Haemoglobin Bart's (Hb Bart's) level is associated with α-thalassaemia traits in neonates, enabling early diagnosis of α-thalassaemia. The study aimed to detect and quantify the Hb Bart's using Cord Blood (CB) and CE Neonat Fast Hb (NF) progammes on fresh and dried blood spot (DBS) specimen respectively by capillary electrophoresis (CE). METHODS: Capillarys Hemoglobin (E) Kit (for CB) and Capillarys Neonat Hb Kit (for NF) were used to detect and quantify Hb Bart's by CE in fresh cord blood and dried blood spot (DBS) specimens respectively...
April 2017: Malaysian Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412468/a-computationally-simply-central-monitoring-procedure-was-proposed-and-effectively-applied-to-empirical-trial-data-with-known-fraud
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Rutger M van den Bor, Petrus Wj Vaessen, Bas J Oosterman, Nicolaas Pa Zuithoff, Diederick E Grobbee, Kit Cb Roes
OBJECTIVE: Central monitoring of multi-center clinical trials becomes an ever more feasible quality assurance tool, in particular for the detection of data fabrication. More widespread application, across both industry-sponsored as well as academic clinical trials, requires central monitoring methodologies that are both effective and relatively simple in implementation. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We describe a computationally simple fraud detection procedure intended to be applied repeatedly and (semi-)automatically to accumulating baseline data, to detect data fabrication in multi-center trials as early as possible...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Clinical Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410682/integrated-digital-tomosynthesis-for-patient-positioning-of-image-guided-radiation-therapy
#14
Hui Yan, Jian-Rong Dai
PURPOSE: Digital Tomosynthesis (DTS), originally developed for diagnostic applications, has been recently introduced to image guided radiotherapy (IGRT). Due to limited scan range, DTS was featured by anisotropic spatial resolution. A new approach, integrated DTS (IDTS), was developed to improve image resolution of DTS for patient positioning in IGRT. MATERIALS AND METHODS: For registration purpose, both on-board IDTS (O-IDTS) and reference IDTS (R-IDTS) were required...
April 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408868/perivascular-accumulation-of-%C3%AE-sheet-rich-proteins-in-offspring-brain-following-maternal-exposure-to-carbon-black-nanoparticles
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Atsuto Onoda, Takayasu Kawasaki, Koichi Tsukiyama, Ken Takeda, Masakazu Umezawa
Environmental stimulation during brain development is an important risk factor for the development of neurodegenerative disease. Clinical evidence indicates that prenatal exposure to particulate air pollutants leads to diffuse damage to the neurovascular unit in the developing brain and accelerates neurodegeneration. Maternal exposure to carbon black nanoparticles (CB-NPs), used as a model for particulate air pollution, induces long-lasting diffuse perivascular abnormalities. We aimed to comprehensively characterize the perivascular abnormalities related to maternal NPs exposure using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy (in situ FT-IR) and classical staining analysis...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407286/pet-imaging-with-copper-64-as-a-tool-for-real-time-in-vivo-investigations-of-the-necessity-for-crosslinking-of-polymeric-micelles-in-nanomedicine
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Andreas I Jensen, Tina Binderup, Pramod Kumar Ek, Constance E Grandjean, Palle H Rasmussen, Andreas Kjaer, Thomas L Andresen
Polymeric micelles in nanomedicine are often crosslinked to prevent disintegration in vivo. This typically requires clinically problematic chemicals or laborious procedures. In addition, crosslinking may interfere with advanced release strategies. Despite this, it is often not investigated whether crosslinking is necessary for efficient drug delivery. We used PET imaging with (64) Cu to demonstrate general methodology for real-time in vivo investigations of micelle stability. Triblock copolymers with 4-methylcoumarin cores of ABC-type (PEG-PHEMA-PCMA) were functionalized in the handle region (PHEMA) with CB-TE2A chelators...
April 13, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406754/spheroid-coculture-of-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cells-and-monolayer-expanded-mesenchymal-stem-stromal-cells-in-polydimethylsiloxane-microwells-modestly-improves-in-vitro-hematopoietic-stem-progenitor-cell-expansion
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Kathryn Futrega, Kerry Atkinson, William B Lott, Michael R Doran
While two-dimensional (2D) monolayers of mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs) have been shown to enhance hematopoietic stem/progenitor cell (HSPC) expansion in vitro, expanded cells do not engraft long term in human recipients. This outcome is attributed to the failure of 2D culture to recapitulate the bone marrow (BM) niche signal milieu. Herein, we evaluated the capacity of a novel three-dimensional (3D) coculture system to support HSPC expansion in vitro. A high-throughput polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) microwell platform was used to manufacture thousands of uniform 3D multicellular coculture spheroids...
April 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part C, Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405240/targeting-the-ubiquitin-conjugating-enzyme-e2d4-for-cancer-drug-discovery-a-structure-based-approach
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Vishwanath Ramatenki, Ramakrishna Dumpati, Rajender Vadija, Santhiprada Vellanki, Sarita Rajender Potlapally, Rohini Rondla, Uma Vuruputuri
Cancer progression is a global burden. The incidence and mortality now reach 30 million deaths per year. Several pathways of cancer are under investigation for the discovery of effective therapeutics. The present study highlights the structural details of the ubiquitin protein 'Ubiquitin-conjugating enzyme E2D4' (UBE2D4) for the novel lead structure identification in cancer drug discovery process. The evaluation of 3D structure of UBE2D4 was carried out using homology modelling techniques. The optimized structure was validated by standard computational protocols...
April 2017: Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404451/anandamide-and-2-ag-are-endogenously-present-within-the-laterodorsal-tegmental-nucleus-functional-implications-for-a-role-of-ecbs-in-arousal
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Neeraj Soni, Bala Krishna Prabhala, Ved Mehta, Osman Mirza, Kristi Anne Kohlmeier
Previously, we presented electrophysiological evidence for presence in mice brain slices of functional cannabinoid type I receptors (CB1Rs) within the laterodorsal tegmentum (LDT), a brain stem nucleus critical in control of arousal and rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. Further, using pharmacological agents, we provided data suggestive of the endogenous presence of cannabinoids (CBs) acting at LDT CB1Rs. However, in those studies, we were unable to identify the type(s) of CB ligands endogenously present in the LDT, and this information has not been provided elsewhere...
April 9, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403760/dengue-and-travellers-implications-for-doctors-in-australia
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David Cb Lye
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 17, 2017: Medical Journal of Australia
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