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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819889/visualization-of-57-fe-labeled-heme-isotopic-fine-structure-and-localization-of-regions-of-erythroblast-maturation-in-mouse-spleen-by-maldi-fticr-ms-imaging
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Makoto Kihara, Yukari Matsuo-Tezuka, Mariko Noguchi-Sasaki, Keigo Yorozu, Mitsue Kurasawa, Yasushi Shimonaka, Michinori Hirata
Epoetin beta pegol (continuous erythropoiesis receptor activator; C.E.R.A.), or methoxy-polyethylene glycol-modified epoetin beta, is a long-acting erythropoiesis stimulating agent (ESA) that effectively maintains hemoglobin levels. It promotes proliferation of erythroid progenitor cells in hematopoietic organs and leads to increased reticulocyte and hemoglobin levels. However, the detailed erythropoietic effects of various ESAs on their target organs have yet to be clarified, and new approaches are needed to analyze tissue iron localization with structural information...
August 17, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817115/administration-of-follicle-stimulating-hormone-induces-autophagy-via-upregulation-of-hif-1%C3%AE-in-mouse-granulosa-cells
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Jilong Zhou, Wang Yao, Chengyu Li, Wangjun Wu, Qifa Li, Honglin Liu
Recent studies reported the important role of autophagy in follicular development. However, the underlying molecular mechanisms remain elusive. In this study, we investigated the effect of follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) on mouse granulosa cells (MGCs). Results indicated that autophagy was induced by FSH, which is known to be the dominant hormone regulating follicular development and granulosa cell (GC) proliferation. The activation of mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR), a master regulator of autophagy, was inhibited during the process of MGC autophagy...
August 17, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810525/in-vitro-anticancer-activities-of-osthole-against-renal-cell-carcinoma-cells
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Lei Liu, Jun Mao, Qifei Wang, Zhiwei Zhang, Guangzhen Wu, Qizhen Tang, Bin Zhao, Lianhong Li, Quanlin Li
Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a common urinary malignancy that is resistant to chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Osthole, a monomer compound extracted from a traditional Chinese herb, has potent anti-tumor effects on various types of cancer cells. However, the therapeutic effects of osthole on RCC remain unclear. In our study, osthole could suppress the proliferation and colony formation of two RCC cell lines, ACHN and 786-O cells, in a dose-dependent manner. Treatment with osthole resulted in a significant, dose-dependent increase in the expression of pro-apoptotic proteins (cleaved caspase-3 and Bax) and decreased expression of anti-apoptotic proteins (Bcl-2 and survivin), which were consistent with evidence of apoptotic nuclear morphology revealed by DAPI staining...
August 11, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810242/mir-490-5p-suppresses-cell-proliferation-and-invasion-by-targeting-bub1-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-cells
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Bin Xu, Tangpeng Xu, Huali Liu, Qian Min, Shidong Wang, Qibin Song
OBJECTIVE: To verify that miR-490-5p could influence hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cells' proliferation, invasion, cycle, and apoptosis by targeting BUB1. METHODS: Quantitative real time-PCR (QRT-PCR) was used to determine the miR-490-5p expression. Immunohistochemistry, qRT-PCR, and Western blot were employed to detect BUB1 and transforming growth factor-beta (TGFβ/Smad) signaling-related proteins expression in hepatic tissues and cells. The luciferase assay was used to confirm the targeting relationship between miR-490-5p and BUB1...
August 16, 2017: Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807594/thyroid-hormone-receptor-beta-agonist-gc-1-inhibits-met-%C3%AE-catenin-driven-hepatocellular-cancer
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Elisabetta Puliga, Qian Min, Junyan Tao, Rong Zhang, Tirthadipa Pradhan-Sundd, Minakshi Poddar, Sucha Singh, Amedeo Columbano, Jinming Yu, Satdarshan P Monga
The thyromimetic agent GC-1 induces hepatocyte proliferation via Wnt/β-catenin signaling and may promoting regeneration in both acute and chronic liver insufficiencies. However, β-catenin activation particularly due to mutations in CTNNB1 is seen in a subset of hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC). Thus, it will be critical to address any effect of GC-1 on HCC growth and development, before its use can be advocated to stimulate regeneration in chronic liver diseases. In the current study, we first examine the effect of GC-1 on β-catenin-TCF4 activity in HCC cell lines harboring wild-type or mutated-CTNNB1...
August 11, 2017: American Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806777/a-synthetic-sickness-screen-for-senescence-re-engagement-targets-in-mutant-cancer-backgrounds
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Claire J Cairney, Lauren S Godwin, Alan E Bilsland, Sharon Burns, Katrina H Stevenson, Lynn McGarry, John Revie, Jon D Moore, Ceri M Wiggins, Rebecca S Collinson, Clare Mudd, Elpida Tsonou, Mahito Sadaie, Dorothy C Bennett, Masashi Narita, Christopher J Torrance, W Nicol Keith
Senescence is a universal barrier to immortalisation and tumorigenesis. As such, interest in the use of senescence-induction in a therapeutic context has been gaining momentum in the past few years; however, senescence and immortalisation remain underserved areas for drug discovery owing to a lack of robust senescence inducing agents and an incomplete understanding of the signalling events underlying this complex process. In order to address this issue we undertook a large-scale morphological siRNA screen for inducers of senescence phenotypes in the human melanoma cell line A375P...
August 14, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28804534/mtor-inhibition-rejuvenates-the-aging-gingival-fibroblasts-through-alleviating-oxidative-stress
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Yiru Xia, Mengjun Sun, Yufeng Xie, Rong Shu
The aging periodontium may be vulnerable to periodontal pathogens and poor response to inflammation and susceptible to tumorigenesis. Human gingival fibroblasts (hGFs) through continuously replicative culture served as an in vitro surrogate for aging. To investigate the effects of the mechanistic target of rapamycin (mTOR) inhibition on the aging gingiva, we stimulated the high-passage hGFs with rapamycin (20 nmol/L) for 3 days and 30 days. The cellular and biological changes were examined by immunofluorescence, real-time PCR, ELISA, Western blotting, and flow cytometry...
2017: Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801998/resistin-like-molecule-beta-relm-%C3%AE-regulates-proliferation-of-human-diabetic-nephropathy-mesangial-cells-via-mitogen-activated-protein-kinases-mapk-signaling-pathway
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Yun-Qian Wang, Cong-Cong Fan, Bao-Ping Chen, Jun Shi
BACKGROUND Resistin-like molecule beta (RELM-β) has been reported to be associated with diabetic nephropathy (DN). However, the role of RELM-β in DN is poorly understood. This study was conducted to delineate the underlying mechanisms of action and to investigate the role of RELM-β in the primitive development of DN via MAPK signaling pathways. MATERIAL AND METHODS Lentivirus-mediated vectors and RNAi technology were used to establish the model of RELM-β up-regulated and down-regulated expression in human mesangial cells (HMCs)...
August 12, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794034/an-epstein-barr-virus-microrna-blocks-il-1-signaling-by-targeting-the-interleukin-1-receptor-1
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Camille M Skinner, Nikita S Ivanov, Sarah A Barr, Yan Chen, Rebecca L Skalsky
Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) encodes >44 viral microRNAs (miRNAs) that are differentially expressed throughout infection, can be detected in EBV-positive tumors, and manipulate several biological processes including cell proliferation, apoptosis, and immune responses. Here, we show that EBV BHRF1-2 miRNAs block NF-kB activation following treatment with pro-inflammatory cytokines, specifically interleukin-1 beta. Analysis of EBV PAR-CLIP miRNA targetome datasets combined with pathway analysis revealed multiple BHRF1-2 miRNA targets involved in interleukin signaling pathways...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783909/an-underappreciated-hotspot-of-antibiotic-resistance-the-groundwater-near-the-municipal-solid-waste-landfill
#10
Qing-Lin Chen, Hu Li, Xin-Yuan Zhou, Yi Zhao, Jian-Qiang Su, Xian Zhang, Fu-Yi Huang
Landfills are so far the most common practice for the disposals of municipal solid waste (MSW) worldwide. Since MSW landfill receives miscellaneous wastes, including unused/expired antibiotics and bioactive wastes, it gradually becomes a huge potential bioreactor for breeding antibiotic resistance. Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs) in landfill can flow to the environment through leakage of landfill leachate and pose a risk to public health. Using high throughput quantitative Polymerase Chain Reaction (HT-qPCR), we investigated the prevalence, diversity of ARGs and its association with various mobile genetic elements (MGEs) in MSW landfill groundwater...
July 31, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772282/non-conventional-role-of-haemoglobin-beta-in-breast-malignancy
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Marco Ponzetti, Mattia Capulli, Adriano Angelucci, Luca Ventura, Simona Delle Monache, Cinzia Mercurio, Alessia Calgani, Patrizia Sanità, Anna Teti, Nadia Rucci
BACKGROUND: Besides its role as oxygen transporter, recent findings suggest that haemoglobin beta (HBB) may have roles in other contexts. METHODS: We evaluated the impact of HBB expression in primary human breast cancers, and in breast cancer cell lines overexpressing HBB by in vitro and in vivo studies. Publicly available microarray databases were used to perform multivariate survival analyses. RESULTS: A significantly higher expression of HBB was observed in invasive carcinoma histotypes vs in situ counterparts, along with a positive correlation between HBB and the Ki67 proliferation marker...
August 3, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28769980/galectin-3-knockdown-impairs-survival-migration-and-immunomodulatory-actions-of-mesenchymal-stromal-cells-in-a-mouse-model-of-chagas-disease-cardiomyopathy
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Bruno Solano de Freitas Souza, Kátia Nunes da Silva, Daniela Nascimento Silva, Vinícius Pinto Costa Rocha, Bruno Diaz Paredes, Carine Machado Azevedo, Carolina Kymie Nonaka, Gisele Batista Carvalho, Juliana Fraga Vasconcelos, Ricardo Ribeiro Dos Santos, Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Therapies based on transplantation of mesenchymal stromal cells (MSC) hold promise for the management of inflammatory disorders. In chronic Chagas disease cardiomyopathy (CCC), caused by chronic infection with Trypanosoma cruzi, the exacerbated immune response plays a critical pathophysiological role and can be modulated by MSC. Here, we investigated the role of galectin-3 (Gal-3), a beta-galactoside-binding lectin with several actions on immune responses and repair process, on the immunomodulatory potential of MSC...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767692/insulin-receptor-signaling-and-glucagon-like-peptide-1-effects-on-pancreatic-beta-cells
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Nunzia Caporarello, Cristina Parrino, Vincenzo Trischitta, Lucia Frittitta
Glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) is a potent gluco-incretin hormone, which plays a central role on pancreatic beta cell proliferation, survival and insulin secreting activity and whose analogs are used for treating hyperglycemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Notably, abnormal insulin signaling affects all the above-mentioned aspects on pancreatic beta cells. The aim of our study was to investigate whether the protective effects of GLP1-1 on beta cells are affected by altered insulin receptor signaling. To this end, several effects of GLP-1 were studied in INS-1E rat beta cells transfected either with an inhibitor of insulin receptor function (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766528/-the-importance-of-marker-proteins-of-the-nervous-tissue-for-morphological-diagnostics-of-the-craniocerebral-injury
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A N Shai, M V Fedulova, Yu E Kvacheva, S V Shigeev, A V Kovalev
The present review of the literature involves 50 publications concerning various substrates of importance as the biological markers of axonal damages with special reference to the secondary molecular and cellular mechanisms on which to base in vitro and in vivo modeling of the craniocerebral injury. The results of the investigations with the application of mass-spectrometry for the identification of the proteins specifically synthesized in response to the injury are presented; their biological functions are described...
2017: Sudebno-meditsinskaia Ekspertiza
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760782/cdk4-6-inhibition-on-glucose-and-pancreatic-beta-cell-homeostasis-in-young-and-aged-rats
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Aida I Sacaan, Stephane Thibault, Miyoun Hong, Nagesha G Kondegowda, Timothy C Nichols, Rosemary Li, Carolina Rosselot, Winston Evering, Rafael Fenutria, Allison Vitsky, Thomas Brown, Martin B Finkelstein, Adolfo Garcia-Ocaña, Nasir K Khan, Andrew F Stewart, Rupangi C Vasavada
Genetic deletion of cyclin-dependent kinase 4 (CDK4) is associated with pancreatic beta cell loss and glucose dysregulation in rodents. Palbociclib, one of the first selective CDK4/6 inhibitors approved for the treatment of advanced breast cancer, is currently being investigated as an adjuvant treatment in patients with early-stage breast cancer and in a variety of cancers covering a wide-range of patient populations. Hence, longer chronic toxicity studies were necessary to further examine its safety profile...
July 31, 2017: Molecular Cancer Research: MCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756506/high-and-low-molecular-weight-oat-beta-glucan-reveals-antitumor-activity-in-human-epithelial-lung-cancer
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Anna Choromanska, Julita Kulbacka, Joanna Harasym, Remigiusz Oledzki, Anna Szewczyk, Jolanta Saczko
Beta-glucans are widely used in treatment, cosmetics, and the food industry. Glucans play a significant role in activation of the immune and antioxidant system and inhibiting tumor proliferation. In the current study the antitumor activities of new high and low molecular weight beta-glucan derived from oats were investigated in two human lung cancer cell line (A549, H69AR) and normal keratinocytes (HaCaT). The effect of high and low molecular weight beta-glucan from oat was evaluated by cellular viability assessment, lipid peroxidation and manganese superoxide dismutase evaluation and cytoskeleton visualisation...
July 29, 2017: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754856/overexpression-of-mir-135b-5p-promotes-unfavorable-clinical-characteristics-and-poor-prognosis-via-the-repression-of-sfrp4-in-pancreatic-cancer
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Xu Han, Hexige Saiyin, Junjie Zhao, Yuan Fang, Yefei Rong, Chenye Shi, Wenhui Lou, Tiantao Kuang
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) is a highly aggressive and malignant neoplasm. The aberrant expression of miR-135b-5p and secreted frizzled-related protein 4 (SFRP4) has been revealed to be involved in various cancers. However, the clinical significance of miR-135b-5p and that of its potential target SFRP4 in PDAC remain to be elucidated. Here, we found that miR-135b-5p was markedly upregulated in pancreatic cancer tissue compared with corresponding adjacent normal tissue, whereas SFRP4 was significantly downregulated...
July 10, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753672/an-increase-in-immature-%C3%AE-cells-lacking-glut2-precedes-the-expansion-of-%C3%AE-cell-mass-in-the-pregnant-mouse
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Christine A Beamish, Linhao Zhang, Sandra K Szlapinski, Brenda J Strutt, David J Hill
A compensatory increase in β-cell mass occurs during pregnancy to counter the associated insulin resistance, and a failure in adaptation is thought to contribute to gestational diabetes. Insulin-expressing but glucose-transporter-2-low (Ins+Glut2LO) progenitor cells are present in mouse and human pancreas, being predominantly located in extra-islet β-cell clusters, and contribute to the regeneration of the endocrine pancreas following induced ablation. We therefore sought to investigate the contribution of Ins+Glut2LO cells to β-cell mass expansion during pregnancy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751177/in-vitro-screening-of-the-open-source-pathogen-box-identifies-novel-compounds-with-profound-activities-against-neospora-caninum
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Joachim Müller, Adriana Aguado, Benoît Laleu, Vreni Balmer, Dominic Ritler, Andrew Hemphill
Neospora caninum is a major cause of abortion in cattle and represents an important veterinary health problem of great economic significance. The Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) Pathogen Box, an open-source collection of 400 compounds with proven anti-infective properties against a wide range of pathogens, was screened against a N. caninum beta-galactosidase reporter strain grown in human foreskin fibroblasts. A primary screening carried out at 1µM yielded 40 compounds that were effective against N. caninum tachyzoites...
July 25, 2017: International Journal for Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751018/deletion-of-the-p2x4-receptor-is-neuroprotective-acutely-but-induces-a-depressive-phenotype-during-recovery-from-ischemic-stroke
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Rajkumar Verma, Chunxia G Cronin, Jacob Hudobenko, Venugopal R Venna, Louise D McCullough, Bruce T Liang
INTRODUCTION: Acute ischemic injury leads to severe neuronal loss. One of the key mechanisms responsible for this effect is inflammation, which is characterized by the activation of myeloid cells, including resident microglia and infiltrating monocytes/macrophages. P2X4 receptors (P2X4Rs) present on these immune cells modulate the inflammatory response. For example, excessive release of adenosine triphosphate during acute ischemic stroke triggers stimulation of P2X4Rs, leading to myeloid cell activation and proliferation and further exacerbating post-ischemic inflammation...
July 24, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
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