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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29150291/ruxolitinib-conjugated-gold-nanoparticles-for-topical-administration-an-alternative-for-treating-alopecia
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Sanda Boca, Cristian Berce, Ancuta Jurj, Bobe Petrushev, Laura Pop, Grigore-Aristide Gafencu, Sonia Selicean, Vlad Moisoiu, Daiana Temian, Wilhelm-Thomas Micu, Simion Astilean, Cornelia Braicu, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe
Alopecia is a dermatological condition for which Janus kinase (JAK) inhibitors have recently emerged as potential therapy options, but with limited practical use because of the systemic side effects. The topical use of Ruxolitinib in alopecia universalis has been demonstrated, but little is known about the pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics of this way of administration. Nanomedicine provides improved therapeutics. In the current paper we present preliminary data regarding the potential use of Ruxolitinib-conjugated gold nanoparticles (GNPs) in dermatological conditions, as GNPs have been proven to have a reduced absorption rate into the systemic blood flow for cutaneous administration...
November 2017: Medical Hypotheses
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143896/modulation-of-stimulator-of-interferon-genes-sting-expression-by-interferon-%C3%AE-in-human-keratinocytes
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Yohei Nishikawa, Yasushi Matsuzaki, Kazuyuki Kimura, Akiko Rokunohe, Hajime Nakano, Daisuke Sawamura
Infection of microbial pathogen triggers the innate immune system, and the induction of interferons (IFNs) play a vital role in host antiviral response. Stimulator of interferon genes (STING) was identified as a crucial regulator of the DNA sensing pathway, and activates both nuclear factor-κB and interferon regulatory factor 3 transcription pathways to evoke IFNs production. In this study, we studied the upregulation of STING mRNA expression, induced by IFN-γ in human keratinocytes (HaCaT). STING promoter assays clarified that a gamma-activated sequence (GAS), located at - 7 to - 15-bp, is required for IFN-γ-upregulated promoter activity...
November 16, 2017: Biochemical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143413/bioinspired-chemical-communication-between-synthetic-nanomotors
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Chuanrui Chen, Xiaocong Chang, Hazhir Teymourian, Doris E Ramírez Herrera, Berta Esteban Fernández de Ávila, Xiaolong Lu, Jinxing Li, Sha He, Chengcheng Fang, Yuyan Liang, Fangzhi Mou, Jianguo Guan, Joseph Wang
While chemical communication plays a key role in diverse natural processes, the intelligent chemical communication between synthetic nanomotors remains unexplored. Here we demonstrate the design and operation of bio-inspired synthetic nanomotors capable of chemical communication among themselves that influences their propulsion behavior. The chemical message is sent from a moving 'activator' motor to a nearby 'activated' (receiver) one, and involves release of silver ions from a Janus PS/Ni/Au/Ag 'activator' motor to the 'activated' Janus SiO2/Pt nanomotor...
November 15, 2017: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143043/multi-functional-micromotor-microfluidic-fabrication-and-water-treatment-application
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Anqi Chen, Xue-Hui Ge, Jian Chen, Liyuan Zhang, Jian-Hong Xu
Micromotors are important for a wide variety of applications. Here, we develop a microfluidic approach for one-step fabrication of a Janus self-propelled micromotor with multiple functions. By fine tuning the fabrication parameters and loading functional nanoparticles, our micromotor reaches a high speed and achieves an oriented function to promote the water purification efficiency and recycling process.
November 16, 2017: Lab on a Chip
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142473/genetic-associations-with-adverse-events-from-anti-tumor-necrosis-factor-therapy-in-inflammatory-bowel-disease-patients
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Daniel Lew, Soon Man Yoon, Xiaofei Yan, Lori Robbins, Talin Haritunians, Zhenqiu Liu, Dalin Li, Dermot Pb McGovern
AIM: To study the type and frequency of adverse events associated with anti-tumor necrosis factor (TNF) therapy and evaluate for any serologic and genetic associations. METHODS: This study was a retrospective review of patients attending the inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) centers at Cedars-Sinai IBD Center from 2005-2016. Adverse events were identified via chart review. IBD serologies were measured by ELISA. DNA samples were genotyped at Cedars-Sinai using Illumina Infinium Immunochipv1 array per manufacturer's protocol...
October 28, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140684/janus-gold-nanoplatform-for-synergetic-chemoradiotherapy-and-computed-tomography-imaging-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zheng Wang, Dan Shao, Zhimin Chang, Mengmeng Lu, Yingshuai Wang, Juan Yue, Dian Yang, Mingqiang Li, Qiaobing Xu, Wen-Fei Dong
There is a pressing need to develop nanoplatforms that integrate multimodal therapeutics to improve treatment responses and prolong the survival of patients with unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Mesoporous silica-coated gold nanomaterials have emerged as a novel multifunctional platform combining tunable surface plasmon resonance and mesoporous properties that exhibit multimodality properties in cancer theranostics. However, their reduced radiation-absorption efficiency and limited surface area hinder their further radiochemotherapeutic applications...
November 17, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140406/smad3-stat3-crosstalk-in-pathophysiological-contexts
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Yuka Itoh, Masao Saitoh, Keiji Miyazawa
Smad3 and STAT3 are intracellular molecules that transmit signals from plasma membrane receptors to the nucleus. Smad3 operates downstream of growth/differentiation factors that utilize activin receptor-like kinase (ALK)-4, 5, or 7, such as transforming growth factor-β (TGF-β), activin, and myostatin. STAT3 principally functions downstream of cytokines that exert their effects via gp130 and Janus family kinases, including interleukin-6 (IL-6), leukemia inhibitory factor (LIF), and oncostatin M. Accumulating evidence indicates that Smad3 and STAT3 engage in crosstalk in a highly context-dependent fashion, cooperating in some conditions while acting antagonistically each other in others...
November 13, 2017: Acta Biochimica et Biophysica Sinica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29139090/tofacitinib-a-review-in-rheumatoid-arthritis
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Sohita Dhillon
Tofacitinib (Xeljanz(®)) is a potent, selective JAK inhibitor that preferentially inhibits Janus kinase (JAK) 1 and JAK3. In the EU, oral tofacitinib 5 mg twice daily is indicated for the treatment of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in adult patients who have responded inadequately to, or who are intolerant of, one or more DMARDs. Several clinical studies of ≤ 24 months' duration showed that tofacitinib monotherapy (as first- or second-line treatment) and combination therapy with a conventional synthetic DMARD (csDMARD; as second- or third-line treatment) was effective in reducing signs and symptoms of disease and improving health-related quality of life (HR-QOL), with benefits sustained during long-term therapy (≤ 96 months)...
November 14, 2017: Drugs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134817/the-bcr-abl1-negative-myeloproliferative-neoplasms-a-review-of-jak-inhibitors-in-the-therapeutic-armamentarium
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Martin Griesshammer, Parvis Sadjadian
The classical BCR-ABL1-negative myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) include primary myelofibrosis (PMF), polycythaemia vera (PV) and essential thrombocythaemia (ET). They are characterized by stem cell-derived clonal proliferation, harbour Janus kinase 2 (JAK2), or calreticulin (CALR), or myeloproliferative leukaemia virus oncogene (MPL) driver mutations and exert an over activated JAK-signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) pathway. Therefore JAK inhibiting strategies have been successfully investigated in MPN clinical trials...
November 14, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134648/pharmacokinetics-pharmacodynamics-and-proposed-dosing-of-the-oral-jak1-and-jak2-inhibitor-baricitinib-in-pediatric-and-young-adult-candle-and-savi-patients
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Hanna Kim, Kristina M Brooks, Cheng Cai Tang, Paul Wakim, Mary Blake, Stephen R Brooks, Gina A Montealegre Sanchez, Adriana A de Jesus, Yan Huang, Wanxia Li Tsai, Massimo Gadina, Apurva Prakash, Jonathan Marcus Janes, Xin Zhang, William L Macias, Parag Kumar, Raphaela Goldbach-Mansky
Population pharmacokinetic (popPK) modeling was used to characterize the PK profile of the oral janus kinase (JAK)1/JAK2 inhibitor, baricitinib, in 18 patients with Mendelian interferonopathies who are enrolled in a compassionate use program. Patients received doses between 0.1 to 17 mg per day. Covariates of weight and renal function significantly influenced volume-of-distribution and clearance respectively. The half-life of baricitinib in patients less than 40kg was substantially shorter than in adult populations, requiring the need for dosing up to 4 times daily...
November 14, 2017: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134347/janus-and-the-great-men
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Yves Menu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
November 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133519/deep-rna-sequencing-uncovers-a-repertoire-of-human-macrophage-long-intergenic-noncoding-rnas-modulated-by-macrophage-activation-and-associated-with-cardiometabolic-diseases
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Hanrui Zhang, Chenyi Xue, Ying Wang, Jianting Shi, Xuan Zhang, Wenjun Li, Sara Nunez, Andrea S Foulkes, Jennie Lin, Christine C Hinkle, Wenli Yang, Edward E Morrisey, Daniel J Rader, Mingyao Li, Muredach P Reilly
BACKGROUND: Sustained and dysfunctional macrophage activation promotes inflammatory cardiometabolic disorders, but the role of long intergenic noncoding RNA (lincRNA) in human macrophage activation and cardiometabolic disorders is poorly defined. Through transcriptomics, bioinformatics, and selective functional studies, we sought to elucidate the lincRNA landscape of human macrophages. METHODS AND RESULTS: We used deep RNA sequencing to assemble the lincRNA transcriptome of human monocyte-derived macrophages at rest and following stimulation with lipopolysaccharide and IFN-γ (interferon γ) for M1 activation and IL-4 (interleukin 4) for M2 activation...
November 13, 2017: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29129493/overexpression-of-microrna-495-improves-the-intestinal-mucosal-barrier-function-by-targeting-stat3-via-inhibition-of-the-jak-stat3-signaling-pathway-in-a-mouse-model-of-ulcerative-colitis
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Xian-Qun Chu, Jing Wang, Guang-Xiang Chen, Guan-Qi Zhang, De-Yong Zhang, Yong-Yan Cai
We aim to investigate the role of microRNA-495 (miR-495) in the intestinal mucosal barrier by indirectly targeting signal transducer and activator of transcription 3 (STAT3) through the Janus kinase-signal transducer and activator of transcription (JAK)/STAT3 signaling pathway in a mouse model of ulcerative colitis (UC). BALB/c mice were selected for establishing mice model of UC, and intestinal tissues of normal and UC mice were collected. ELISA was conducted for detecting levels of TNF-α, IL-6, IFN-γ and IL-10...
October 12, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128809/icariin-induces-apoptosis-in-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-by-targeting-pim1
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Hong Zhang, Ping Li, Jing Li, Tongguo Song, Lin Wang, Enze Li, Jiao Wang, Luning Wang, Na Wei, Zhi Wang
BACKGROUND: Acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL) is one type of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) featured by abnormal, heavily granulated promyelocytes. This study aimed to investigate the antitumor activity of icariin in APL cells. METHODS: APL cell lines (HL-60 and NB4) were used to investigate the effect of icariin in vitro. Cell viability was determined by WST-8 proliferation assay, while cell apoptosis was assessed by flow cytometry. The mRNA and protein expression was determined by quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction and Western blot, respectively...
June 15, 2017: Pharmacological Reports: PR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128663/chirality-dependent-cell-adhesion-and-enrichment-in-janus-nanocomposite-hydrogels
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Andisheh Motealleh, Hendrik Hermes, Joachim Jose, Nermin Seda Kehr
To assess chirality-dependent cell adhesion and cell enrichment in an extracellular matrix (ECM)-like model, in this study we created 3D nanocomposite (NC) hydrogels composed of periodic mesoporous organosilica (PMO) functionalized with chiral molecules [NC "homo-hydrogels" (NC hydrogels with one kind of functionalized PMO)]. Additionally, we prepared Janus NC hydrogel by connecting two enantiomorphous NC hydrogels, producing an advanced material that can be used to investigate the effect of opposite enantiomers on the behaviors of healthy and cancer cells in a single biomaterial at the same time and under the same reaction conditions...
November 8, 2017: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128561/infraciliature-of-opisthotrichum-janus-epidinium-ecaudatum-and-ophryoscolex-purkynjei-ciliophora-entodiniomorphida
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Akira Ito, Toshihiro Tokiwa
We described the infraciliature of Opisthotrichum janus, Epidinium ecaudatum, and Ophryoscolex purkynjei, belonging to the family Ophryoscolecidae, from pyridinated silver carbonate impregnated specimens. The adoral polybrachykinety is C-shaped in Opi. janus, whereas it is spiral-shaped in Epi. ecaudatum and Oph. purkynjei. The vestibular polybrachykinety is slender and short in Opi. janus, whereas slender and long in Epi. ecaudatum and Oph. purkynjei. The paralabial kineties are composed of several short kineties along the adoral polybrachykinety...
October 20, 2017: European Journal of Protistology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127727/diversity-in-peptide-recognition-by-the-sh2-domain-of-sh2b1
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Marissa A McKercher, Xiaoyang Guan, Zhongping Tan, Deborah S Wuttke
SH2B1 is a multidomain protein that serves as a key adapter to regulate numerous cellular events, such as insulin, leptin, and growth hormone signaling pathways. Many of these protein-protein interactions are mediated by the SH2 domain of SH2B1, which recognizes ligands containing a phosphorylated tyrosine (pY), including peptides derived from janus kinase 2, insulin receptor, and insulin receptor substrate-1 and -2. Specificity for the SH2 domain of SH2B1 is conferred in these ligands either a hydrophobic or an acidic side chain at the +3 position C-terminal to the pY...
November 11, 2017: Proteins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127481/expression-of-janus-kinase-1-in-vitiligo-psoriasis-before-and-after-narrow-band-uvb-a-case-control-study
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Hanan Rabea Nada, Dina Ahmed El Sharkawy, Maha Fathy Elmasry, Laila Ahmed Rashed, Sally Mamdouh
Janus kinases (JAKs) are non-receptor protein tyrosine kinases that are expressed in many tissues. Once the JAKs are activated, a cascade of further signaling events is triggered involving phosphorylation of selected receptor chain tyrosines, binding of signal transducer and activator of transcription (STAT) proteins and phosphorylation of these STATs. Due to their ability to selectively modulate immune function, targeted JAK inhibitors are promising candidates for some skin diseases such as psoriasis and atopic dermatitis...
November 10, 2017: Archives of Dermatological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126764/stat5a-and-stat6-gene-expression-levels-in-multiple-sclerosis-patients
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Mahsa Hatami, Tayyebali Salmani, Shahram Arsang-Jang, Mir Davood Omrani, Mehrdokht Mazdeh, Soudeh Ghafouri-Fard, Arezou Sayad, Mohammad Taheri
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a complex inflammatory, autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS). The disease pathogenesis is not well defined yet. Cytokines have an important role in inflammation as characteristic feature of the disease. Janus kinase/signal transducers and activators of transcriptions (JAK/STAT) family promote cytokine-mediated cell activation. Failure in the JAK/STAT signaling pathway is associated with the pathological outcome in MS. In this study, we compared the expression levels of STAT5a and STAT6 genes in the blood of 50 relapsing-remitting MS (RR-MS) patients and 50 healthy controls by Taqman Quantitative Real-Time PCR in patients and healthy control group...
November 7, 2017: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29124264/laser-structured-janus-wire-mesh-for-efficient-oil-water-separation
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Yu-Qing Liu, Dong-Dong Han, Zhi-Zhen Jiao, Yan Liu, Hao-Bo Jiang, Xuan-Hang Wu, Hong Ding, Yong-Lai Zhang, Hong-Bo Sun
We report here the fabrication of a Janus wire mesh by a combined process of laser structuring and fluorosilane/graphene oxide (GO) modification of the two sides of the mesh, respectively, toward its applications in efficient oil/water separation. Femtosecond laser processing has been employed to make different laser-induced periodic surface structures (LIPSS) on each side of the mesh. Surface modification with fluorosilane on one side and GO on the other side endows the two sides of the Janus mesh with distinct wettability...
November 10, 2017: Nanoscale
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