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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535155/elevated-apobec3b-expression-drives-a-kataegic-like-mutation-signature-and-replication-stress-related-therapeutic-vulnerabilities-in-p53-defective-cells
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Jenni Nikkilä, Rahul Kumar, James Campbell, Inger Brandsma, Helen N Pemberton, Fredrik Wallberg, Kinga Nagy, Ildikó Scheer, Beata G Vertessy, Artur A Serebrenik, Valentina Monni, Reuben S Harris, Stephen J Pettitt, Alan Ashworth, Christopher J Lord
BACKGROUND: Elevated APOBEC3B expression in tumours correlates with a kataegic pattern of localised hypermutation. We assessed the cellular phenotypes associated with high-level APOBEC3B expression and the influence of p53 status on these phenotypes using an isogenic system. METHODS: We used RNA interference of p53 in cells with inducible APOBEC3B and assessed DNA damage response (DDR) biomarkers. The mutational effects of APOBEC3B were assessed using whole-genome sequencing...
May 23, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533289/treatment-with-standard-and-low-dose-of-conjugated-equine-estrogen-differentially-modulates-estrogen-receptor-expression-and-response-to-angiotensin-ii-in-mesenteric-venular-bed-of-surgically-postmenopausal-hypertensive-rats
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Priscila Xavier Araujo, Tiago Januario Costa, Cinthya Echem, Maria Aparecida Oliveira, Rosangela Aparecida Santos-Eichler, Lucas Giglio Colli, Francesc Jimenez-Altayo, Elisabet Vila, Eliana Hiromi Akamine, Ana Paula Dantas, Graziela Scalianti Ceravolo, Maria Helena Catelli de Carvalho
Standard hormone therapy for menopausal women [conjugated equine estrogen (CEE) 0.625 mg] has been associated with increased risk of venous thrombosis. Regimens containing lower CEE dose (0.30 mg) have been clinically used to decrease side effects of supra-physiological doses of estrogen. In this study, we determined the effects of standard (SD) and low (LD) dose of CEE on venular function in ovariectomized (OVX) spontaneously hypertensive rats (SHR). Contractions to Angiotensin-II (Ang-II 10μM) in perfused mesenteric venular bed were markedly increased in OVX (21...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28530277/advanced-microscopy-and-spectroscopy-reveal-the-adsorption-and-clustering-of-cu-ii-onto-tempo-oxidized-cellulose-nanofibers
#3
Chuantao Zhu, Alexander Soldatov, Aji P Mathew
TEMPO (2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidine-1-oxylradical)-mediated oxidation nanofibers (TOCNF), as a biocompatible and bioactive material, have opened up a new application of nanocellulose for the removal of water contaminants. This development demands extremely sensitive and accurate methods to understand the surface interactions between water pollutants and TOCNF. In this report, we investigated the adsorption of metal ions on TOCNF surfaces using experimental techniques atthe nano and molecular scales with Cu(ii) as the target pollutant in both aqueous and dry forms...
May 22, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527990/%C3%AE-irradiation-of-oat-grain-effect-on-physico-chemical-structural-thermal-and-antioxidant-properties-of-extracted-starch
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Rumaisa Mukhtar, Asima Shah, Naira Noor, Adil Gani, Idrees Ahmed Wani, F A Masoodi
Three different varieties of oat grains, Sabzaar, SKO-20, SKO-90 maintained at the moisture level of 12% were γ-irradiated at four different dosage levels- 5, 10, 15, & 20 KGy. Starch was extracted and its physicochemical, structural, thermal, and antioxidant properties were studied. Amongst the physico-chemical properties, syneresis, solubility index, swelling index and light transmittance values showed a varied significance from their native counterparts. Irradiation also had an effect on RVA profiles which exhibited a decrease in peak, trough, final and set back viscosities whereas the pasting temperatures showed a significant (P ≤ 0...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527987/studies-of-chitosan-pectin-complexes-exposed-to-uv-radiation
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Jolanta Kowalonek
Chitosan and pectin form complexes owing to electrostatic interactions between positively charged amino groups in chitosan and negatively charged carboxylate groups in pectin, which was confirmed by ATR-FTIR spectroscopy and contact angle measurements. Moreover, the formation of these complexes might be associated with the loss of the biopolymers ordering, which resulted in higher surface roughness and lower thermal stability of the complexes in comparison to those of homopolymers. UV rays, used as a sterilizing agent, caused a moderate increase in the surface polarity of the complexes...
May 17, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527339/selective-removal-of-toxic-cr-vi-from-aqueous-solution-by-adsorption-combined-with-reduction-at-a-magnetic-nanocomposite-surface
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Nazia H Kera, Madhumita Bhaumik, Kriveshini Pillay, Suprakas Sinha Ray, Arjun Maity
The adsorption of toxic hexavalent chromium (Cr(VI)) and its reduction to trivalent chromium (Cr(III)) are important processes for the treatment of industrial wastewater. Conducting polymers can adsorb and reduce Cr(VI) to less toxic Cr(III) but have low adsorption capacities due to agglomeration of particles and are difficult to separate from treated water. In this study, magnetic polypyrrole (PPy)-polyaniline (PANI)/iron oxide (Fe3O4) nanocomposite was synthesized for the selective removal of Cr(VI) in aqueous solution...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526236/management-of-severe-valgus-knee-by-total-unconstrained-arthroplasty-a-comparative-study-with-long-term-follow-up
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X Paredes-Carnero, A B Fernández-Cortiñas, J Escobar, J M Galdo, J G Babé
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of unconstrained implants in the correction of large valgus deformities using total knee arthroplasty (TKA). MATERIAL AND METHOD: A total of 817 primary TKA operated between 1998 and 2006 were retrospectively assessed. 50 TKA were selected (group A) in 49 patients, with a minimum deformity of 15° of valgus, 41 cases were included. Another 50 ATR were selected (group B), with a maximum deformity of 15° of varus, finally including 44 cases in 42 patients...
May 16, 2017: Revista Española de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522871/mug-mel2-a-novel-highly-pigmented-and-well-characterized-nras-mutated-human-melanoma-cell-line
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Beate Rinner, Greta Gandolfi, Katharina Meditz, Marie-Therese Frisch, Karin Wagner, Alessia Ciarrocchi, Federica Torricelli, Raili Koivuniemi, Johanna Niklander, Bernadette Liegl-Atzwanger, Birgit Lohberger, Ellen Heitzer, Nassim Ghaffari-Tabrizi-Wizsy, Dagmar Zweytick, Iris Zalaudek
NRAS mutation in melanoma has been associated with aggressive tumor biology and poor prognosis. Although targeted therapy has been tested for NRAS mutated melanoma, response rates still appear much weaker, than in BRAF mutated melanoma. While plenty of cell lines exist, however, only few melanogenic cell lines retain their in vivo characteristics. In this work we present an intensively pigmented and well-characterized cell line derived from a highly aggressive NRAS mutated cutaneous melanoma, named MUG-Mel2...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521819/linking-hypoxia-dna-damage-and-proliferation-in-multicellular-tumor-spheroids
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Stephen Riffle, Ram Naresh Pandey, Morgan Albert, Rashmi S Hegde
BACKGROUND: Multicellular Tumor Spheroids are frequently used to mimic the regionalization of proliferation and the hypoxic environment within avascular tumors. Here we exploit these features to study the activation of DNA damage repair pathways and their correlation to developing hypoxia. METHODS: Activation of DNA damage repair markers, proliferation, cell death, glycogen accumulation and developing hypoxia were investigated using immunofluorescence, immuno-histochemistry, EdU incorporation, Western blots, COMET assays, and pharmacological agents in A673 Ewing sarcoma spheroids and monolayer cultures...
May 18, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521090/ultrafast-vibrational-energy-transfer-in-catalytic-monolayers-at-solid-liquid-interfaces
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Jan Philip Kraack, Angelo Frei, Roger Alberto, Peter Hamm
We investigate the ultrafast vibrational dynamics of monolayers from adsorbed rhenium-carbonyl CO2-reduction catalysts on a semiconductor surface (indium-tin-oxide (ITO)) with ultrafast two-dimensional attenuated total reflection infrared (2D ATR IR) spectroscopy. The complexes are partially equipped with isotope-labeled ((13)C) carbonyl ligands to generate two spectroscopically distinguishable forms of the molecules. Ultrafast vibrational energy transfer between the molecules is observed via the temporal evolution of cross-peaks between their symmetric carbonyl stretching vibrations...
May 22, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516572/identification-of-ageing-biomarkers-in-human-dermis-biopsies-by-thermal-analysis-dsc-combined-with-fourier-transform-infrared-spectroscopy-ftir-atr
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R Tang, V Samouillan, J Dandurand, C Lacabanne, M-H Lacoste-Ferre, P Bogdanowicz, P Bianchi, A Villaret, F Nadal-Wollbold
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The purpose of this clinical study was to identify suitable biomarkers for a better understanding of the molecular and organizational changes in human dermis during intrinsic and extrinsic ageing. METHODS: Sun-exposed and non-exposed skin biopsies were collected from twenty-eight women devised in two groups (20-30 and ≥60 years old). The hydric organization and thermal transitions were determined by Differential Scanning Calorimetry (DSC)...
May 17, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515316/dna-damage-induced-degradation-of-exo1-limits-dna-end-resection-to-ensure-accurate-dna-repair
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Nozomi Tomimatsu, Bipasha Mukherjee, Janelle Louise Harris, Francesca Ludovica Boffo, Molly Hardebeck, Patrick Ryan Potts, Kum Kum Khanna, Sandeep Burma
End resection of DNA double-strand breaks (DSBs) to generate 3'-single-stranded DNA facilitates DSB repair via error-free homologous recombination (HR) while stymieing repair by the error-prone non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) pathway. Activation of DNA end resection involves phosphorylation of the 5' to 3' exonuclease EXO1 by the phosphoinositide 3-kinase-like kinases ATM and ATR, and by the cyclin-dependent kinases 1 and 2. After activation, EXO1 must also be restrained in order to prevent over-resection which is known to hamper optimal HR and trigger global genomic instability...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514339/-increased-oral-fluid-remineraling-function-by-endogenous-and-exogenous-saturation-methods-of-its-mineral-complexes
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O G Avraamova, Yu A Ippolitov, Ya A Plotnikova, P V Seredin, D V Goloshapov, E O Aloshina
RELEVANCE: One of the most common problems in modern caries prevention is the development of techniques to increase tooth resistance to the effects of cariogenic factors. Therefore, research is needed to study the chemical composition of tissues like teeth and body fluids surrounding the tooth to prevent demineralization process. The purpose of determining the effectiveness of work- and correlation relationship between endo saturation exogenous methods oral liquid mineral complexes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In 95 patients analyzed the chemical composition and structure of the oral fluid by IR spectroscopy...
2017: Stomatologii︠a︡
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513990/network-meta-analysis-on-the-effects-of-dna-damage-response-related-gene-mutations-on-overall-survival-of-breast-cancer-based-on-tcga-database
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Chang Liu, Hong Chang, Xiao-Han Li, Ya-Fei Qi, Jin-Ou Wang, Ying Zhang, Xiang-Hong Yang
The study was conducted for comparing the effects of 12 DNA damage response gene mutations (CHEK1, CHEK2, RAD51, BRCA1, BRCA2, MLH1, MSH2, ATM, ATR, MDC1, PARP1 and FANCF) on the overall survival (OS) of breast cancer (BC) patients. We searched the Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database from inception to September 2016. Studies that investigated the association between 12 DNA damage responses related genes and BC consolidated into this Network meta-analysis, by comparing directly or indirectly to evaluate the hazard rate (HR) value and the surface under the cumulative sequence ranking curves (SUCRA)...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513645/electrode-potential-dependent-desolvation-and-resolvation-of-germanium-100-in-contact-with-aqueous-perchlorate-electrolytes
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Fang Niu, Rainer Schulz, Arcesio Castañeda Medina, Rochus Schmid, Andreas Erbe
The electrode potential dependence of the hydration layer on an n-Ge(100) surface was studied by a combination of in situ and operando electrochemical attenuated total reflection infrared (ATR-IR) spectroscopy and real space density functional theory (DFT) calculations. Constant-potential DFT calculations were coupled to a modified generalised Poisson-Boltzmann ion distribution model and applied within an ab initio molecular dynamics (AIMD) scheme. As a result, potential-dependent vibrational spectra of surface species and surface water were obtained, both experimentally and by simulations...
May 17, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512243/plk1-phosphorylation-of-mre11-antagonizes-the-dna-damage-response
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Zhiguo Li, Jie Li, Yifan Kong, Shan Yan, Nihal Ahmad, Xiaoqi Liu
The mitotic kinase Plk1 contributes to the DNA damage response (DDR) by targeting multiple factors downstream of the core responder kinase ATM/ATR. In this study, we show that Plk1 also phosphorylates key factors upstream of ATM/ATR and regulates their DDR-related functions. Plk1 phosphorylated Mre11, a component of the Mre11/Rad50/Nbs1 (MRN) complex, at serine 649 (S649) during DDR. Phosphorylation of Mre11-S649 by Plk1 primed subsequent CK2-mediated phosphorylation at Mre11-serine 688 (S688). Phosphorylation of Mre11 at S649/S688 inhibited loading of the MRN complex to damaged DNA, leading to both premature DNA damage checkpoint termination and inhibition of DNA repair...
May 16, 2017: Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504559/immobilization-of-native-type-i-collagen-on-polypropylene-fabrics-as-a-substrate-for-hepg2-cell-culture
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Gongze Peng, Saina Li, Qing Peng, Yang Li, Jun Weng, Zhidong Jia, Jiyao Kang, Xiongxin Lei, Guifeng Zhang, Yi Gao
Background/aims The critical part of a bio-artificial liver device is establishment of a bioreactor filled with liver cells. However, it is still unclear how to maintain benign cell function while achieving the sufficient cell quantity. In the current study, we aim to establish a novel carrier for the culture of HepG2 cells, a liver cell line, by modifying polypropylene nonwoven fabrics with native type I collagen. Methods "Piranha" solution, KH-550 and glutaraldehyde subsequently were used to bridge native type I collagen and polypropylene nonwoven fabrics...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Biomaterials Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502677/biophysical-study-of-bevacizumab-structure-and-bioactivity-under-thermal-and-ph-stresses
#18
Flávia Sousa, Bruno Sarmento, Maria Teresa Neves-Petersen
The evaluation of the structural stability and bioactivity of monoclonal antibodies (mAb) is a crucial step in the development of mAb therapeutic based products, since immunogenicity needs to be avoided. In the present work, a study was carried out to understand the changes on the structure and bioactivity of mAbs induced by different pH and temperature values. Structural changes of bevacizumab were monitored using fluorescence spectroscopy, circular dichroism (CD) and Attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR)...
May 11, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28498220/patient-presentations-and-medical-logistics-at-full-and-half-ironman-distance-triathlons
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Sheila A Turris, Adam Lund, Ron R Bowles, Michael Camporese, Tom Green
We describe logistical challenges, illness/injury rates, as well as medical and ambulance transfer rates (ATR) at an annual large-scale half/full triathlon in a remote location. Prospective observational study; registry data. Data on patient presentation rates, percentage of patients transferred by ambulance, transfer to hospital rates (TTHR), ATR, and medical usage rates were collected and analyzed. In total, 1923 athletes participated in the 2016 triathlon (1404 in the full-length race and 519 in the half) and 181 patient encounters were documented...
May 2017: Current Sports Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28495601/structural-connectivity-subserving-verbal-fluency-revealed-by-lesion-behavior-mapping-in-stroke-patients
#20
Mingyang Li, Yumei Zhang, Luping Song, Ruiwang Huang, Junhua Ding, Yuxing Fang, Yangwen Xu, Zaizhu Han
Tests of verbal fluency have been widely used to assess the cognitive functioning of persons, and are typically classified into two categories (semantic and phonological fluency). While widely-distributed divergent and convergent brain regions have been found to be involved in semantic and phonological fluency, the anatomical connectivity underlying the fluency is not well understood. The present study aims to construct a comprehensive white-matter network associated with semantic and phonological fluency by investigating the relationship between the integrity of 22 major tracts in the whole brain and semantic fluency (measured by 3 cues) and phonological fluency (measured by 2 cues) in a group of 51 stroke patients...
May 8, 2017: Neuropsychologia
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