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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735354/transplantation-sites-for-human-and-murine-islets
#1
Rebecca A Stokes, Kim Cheng, Amit Lalwani, Michael M Swarbrick, Helen E Thomas, Thomas Loudovaris, Tom W Kay, Wayne J Hawthorne, Philip J O'Connell, Jenny E Gunton
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Beta cell replacement is a potential cure for type 1 diabetes. In humans, islet transplants are currently infused into the liver via the portal vein, although this site has disadvantages. Here, we investigated alternative transplantation sites for human and murine islets in recipient mice, comparing the portal vein with quadriceps muscle and kidney, liver and spleen capsules. METHODS: Murine islets were isolated from C57BL6/J mice and transplanted into syngeneic recipients...
July 22, 2017: Diabetologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717435/psoriasis-bulbar-involvement-and-diarrhea-in-late-myoclonic-epilepsy-with-ragged-red-fibers-syndrome-due-to-the-m-8344a-g-trna-lys-mutation
#2
Josef Finsterer, Gabor Geza Kovacs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 5, 2017: Iranian Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716227/mitochondrial-trna-genes-are-hotspots-for-mutations-in-a-cohort-of-patients-with-exercise-intolerance-and-mitochondrial-myopathy
#3
Yuanyuan Lu, Danhua Zhao, Sheng Yao, Shiwen Wu, Daojun Hong, Qingqing Wang, Jing Liu, Jan A M Smeitink, Yun Yuan, Zhaoxia Wang
OBJECTIVE: Mitochondrial myopathy (MM) is a relatively rare type of mitochondrial disorder characterized by predominant skeletal muscle involvement. Both mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and nuclear DNA (nDNA) mutations have been reported as the genetic causes of this disease. Here, we described the clinical and genetic features of a cohort of patients with MM. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective, single center study enrolling 22 patients with clinically and myopathologically diagnosed MM...
August 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713640/human-adipose-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cells-respond-to-short-term-hypoxia-by-secreting-factors-beneficial-for-human-islets-in-vitro-and-potentiate-antidiabetic-effect-in-vivo
#4
Simen W Schive, Mohammad Reza Mirlashari, Grete Hasvold, Mengyu Wang, Dag Josefsen, Hans Petter Gullestad, Olle Korsgren, Aksel Foss, Gunnar Kvalheim, Hanne Scholz
Adipose-derived mesenchymal stem cells (ASCs) release factors beneficial for islets in vitro and protect against hyperglycemia in rodent models of diabetes. Oxygen tension has been shown to induce metabolic changes and alter ASCs' release of soluble factors. The effects of hypoxia on the antidiabetic properties of ASCs have not been explored. To investigate this, we incubated human ASCs for 48 h in 21% (normoxia) or 1% O2 (hypoxia) and compared viability, cell growth, surface markers, differentiation capability, and soluble factors in the conditioned media (CM)...
2017: Cell Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710431/hiv-1-enhances-mtorc1-activity-and-repositions-lysosomes-to-the-periphery-by-co-opting-rag-gtpases
#5
Alessandro Cinti, Valerie Le Sage, Miroslav P Milev, Fernando Valiente-Echeverría, Christina Crossie, Marie-Joelle Miron, Nelly Panté, Martin Olivier, Andrew J Mouland
HIV-1 co-opts several host machinery to generate a permissive environment for viral replication and transmission. In this work we reveal how HIV-1 impacts the host translation and intracellular vesicular trafficking machineries for protein synthesis and to impede the physiological late endosome/lysosome (LEL) trafficking in stressful conditions. First, HIV-1 enhances the activity of the master regulator of protein synthesis, the mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR). Second, the virus commandeers mTOR-associated late endosome/lysosome (LEL) trafficking and counteracts metabolic and environmental stress-induced intracellular repositioning of LEL...
July 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700931/feedback-inhibition-of-the-rag-gtpase-gap-complex-lst4-lst7-safeguards-torc1-from-hyperactivation-by-amino-acid-signals
#6
Marie-Pierre Péli-Gulli, Serena Raucci, Zehan Hu, Jörn Dengjel, Claudio De Virgilio
Amino acids stimulate the eukaryotic target of rapamycin complex 1 (TORC1), and hence growth, through the Rag GTPases and their regulators. Among these, the yeast Lst4-Lst7 Rag GTPase GAP complex clusters, as we previously reported, at the vacuolar membrane upon amino acid starvation. In response to amino acid refeeding, it activates the Rag GTPase-TORC1 branch and is then dispersed from the vacuolar surface. Here, we show that the latter effect is driven by TORC1 itself, which directly phosphorylates several residues within the intra-DENN loop of Lst4 that, only in its non-phosphorylated state, tethers the Lst4-Lst7 complex to the vacuolar membrane...
July 11, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28696455/origin-of-highly-efficient-photoluminescence-in-agin5s8-nanoparticles
#7
Noh Soo Han, Hee Chang Yoon, Seonghyun Jeong, Ji Hye Oh, Seung Min Park, Young Rag Do, Jae Kyu Song
The photoluminescence of AgIn5S8 nanoparticles was examined to clarify the emissive relaxation processes of defect states and to explain the highly efficient photoluminescence of defect states. The large Stokes shift of the defect emission was explained by strong electron-phonon coupling in the nanoparticles. Steady-state and time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy indicated two emissive defect states with characteristic emission energies and lifetimes. Change of the surface-to-volume ratio in the nanoparticles affected the relative contribution of the two states, implying that defect emission in higher energy was attributable to surface-related defects...
July 11, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695670/mitochondrial-dysfunction-and-cerebral-metabolic-abnormalities-in-patients-with-mitochondrial-encephalomyopathy-subtypes-evidence-from-proton-mr-spectroscopy-and-muscle-biopsy
#8
Feng-Nan Niu, Hai-Lan Meng, Lei-Lei Chang, Hong-Yan Wu, Wei-Ping Li, Ren-Yuan Liu, Hui-Ting Wang, Bing Zhang, Yun Xu
AIMS: Accumulated evidence indicates that cerebral metabolic features, evaluated by proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1) H-MRS), are sensitive to early mitochondrion dysfunction associated with mitochondrial encephalomyopathy (ME). The metabolite ratios of lactate (lac)/Cr, N-acetyl aspartate (NAA)/creatine (Cr), total choline (tCho)/Cr, and myoinositol (mI)/Cr are measured in the infarct-like lesions by (1) H-MRS and may reveal metabolic changes associated with ME. However, the application of this molecular imaging technique in the investigation of the pathology of ME subtypes is unknown...
August 2017: CNS Neuroscience & Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689354/functional-and-molecular-characterization-of-a-novel-traumatic-peripheral-nerve-muscle-injury-model
#9
Renate Wanner, Manuel Gey, Alireza Abaei, Daniela Warnecke, Luisa de Roy, Lutz Dürselen, Volker Rasche, Bernd Knöll
Traumatic injuries to human peripheral nerves are frequently associated with damage to nerve surrounding tissues including muscles and blood vessels. Currently, most rodent models of peripheral nerve injuries (e.g., facial or sciatic nerve) employ surgical nerve transection with scissors or scalpels. However, such an isolated surgical nerve injury only mildly damages neighboring tissues and weakly activates an immune response. In order to provide a rodent nerve injury model accounting for such nerve-associated tissue damage and immune cell activation, we developed a drop tower-based facial nerve trauma model in mice...
July 8, 2017: Neuromolecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686997/management-of-epilepsy-in-merrf-syndrome
#10
REVIEW
Josef Finsterer, Sinda Zarrouk-Mahjoub
Myoclonic epilepsy with ragged-red fibers (MERRF) syndrome is a rare syndromic mitochondrial disorder (MID) with a broad phenotypic but narrow genotypic heterogeneity. One of the predominant phenotypic features in addition to myopathy is epilepsy. The most frequent seizure type in MERRF is generalised myoclonic seizure but also focal myoclonic, focal atonic, generalised tonic-clonic, generalised atonic, generalised myoclonic-atonic, typical absences, or tonic-clonic seizures of unknown onset have been reported...
June 24, 2017: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686488/contribution-of-both-b-cell-intrinsic-alterations-as-well-as-non-hematopoietic-derived-factors-in-the-enhanced-immune-response-of-the-nod-mouse
#11
Viqar Showkat Banday, Radha Thyagarajan, Kristina Lejon
The underlying cellular and molecular mechanism for the development of Type 1 diabetes is still to be fully revealed. We have previously demonstrated that the NOD mouse, a model for Type 1 diabetes, display a prolonged and enhanced immune response to both self and non-self-antigens. The molecular explanation for this defect however, has not been determined. In this study we immunized NOD and C57BL/6 (B6) with the conventional antigen i.e. hen egg lysozyme (HEL) and analyzed B cell activation, germinal center reaction and antibody clearance...
July 7, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675711/modification-of-anti-tumor-immunity-by-tolerogenic-dendritic-cells
#12
Liying Chen, Mohammad Sharif Hasni, Mikael Jondal, Konstantin Yakimchuk
Immunosuppressive functions of glucocorticoids (GC) can be mediated via various mechanisms, including the modulation of dendritic cells (DC). Our study investigates the effects of tolerogenic GC-treated DCs on NK and T cell anti-tumor responses in OT-1/Rag(-/-) mice, expressing a transgenic TCR in CD8(+) T cells. The effects caused by GC-treated DCs were compared to the responses to immunogenic, CpG-activated DCs. The effects of DCs on anti-tumor immune responses were analyzed using the EG7 tumor model, where the tumor cells express the peptide epitope recognized by OT-1 T cells...
July 4, 2017: Autoimmunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649119/rags-make-paper-paper-makes-money-material-texts-and-metaphors-of-capital
#13
Jonathan Senchyne
Because nineteenth-century paper was made from rags, the materiality of paper money became a likely ground from which to debate the nature of value in modern capitalism. On one hand, if paper money was backed by nothing but itself, then it was worth little more than itself: a gathering of lowly rags. On the other hand, the process of turning trashed rags into valuable paper modeled how capital could seem to grow out of nothing. Two nineteenth-century literary narratives provide examples of how rags performed considerable social and metaphorical work in the construction of an epistemology of capitalism and its "paper technologies...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649116/introduction
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Seth Rockman
This forum opens a conversation between the history of technology and the history of capitalism by considering the "paper technologies of capitalism" of the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries in England and the United States. Seth Rockman offers an overview, connecting a recent exhibition of quotidian business ephemera to scholarly efforts to historicize the economic past, to engage material artifacts as things, and to embed the production of social knowledge in communities of practice. Three essays follow: William Deringer considers the "computational technologies" available in England to calculate future values; Caitlin Rosenthal traces the "rule of three" in the everyday transactions of the "innumerate" in the U...
2017: Technology and Culture
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645526/injury-induced-gp130-cytokine-signaling-in-peripheral-ganglia-is-reduced-in-diabetes-mellitus
#15
Jon P Niemi, Angela R Filous, Alicia DeFrancesco, Jane A Lindborg, Nisha A Malhotra, Gina N Wilson, Bowen Zhou, Samuel D Crish, Richard E Zigmond
Neuropathy is a major diabetic complication. While the mechanism of this neuropathy is not well understood, it is believed to result in part from deficient nerve regeneration. Work from our laboratory established that gp130 family of cytokines are induced in animals after axonal injury and are involved in the induction of regeneration-associated genes (RAGs) and in the conditioning lesion response. Here, we examine whether a reduction of cytokine signaling occurs in diabetes. Streptozotocin (STZ) was used to destroy pancreatic β cells, leading to chronic hyperglycemia...
June 20, 2017: Experimental Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644752/expression-and-purification-of-swine-rag2-in-e-coli-for-production-of-porcine-rag2-polyclonal-antibodies
#16
Yu-Bei Jin, Wen-Tao Yang, Ke-Yan Huang, Hong-Liang Chen, Seria-Masole Shonyela, Jing Liu, Qiong Liu, Bo Feng, You Zhou, Shu-Li Zhi, Yan-Long Jiang, Jian-Zhong Wang, Hai-Bin Huang, Chun-Wei Shi, Gui-Lian Yang, Chun-Feng Wang
Recombination activating gene 2 (RAG2) is necessary for immature B cell differentiation. Antibodies to human and rabbit RAG2 are currently commercially available, but antibodies to swine RAG remain unavailable to date. In this study, the swine RAG2 genes sequence was synthesized and then cloned into a pET-28a vector. The recombinant fusion protein was successfully expressed in E. coli, purified through nickel column chromatography, and further digested with Tobacco Etch Virus protease. The cleaved protein was purified by molecular-exclusion chromatography and named pRAG2...
June 23, 2017: Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642819/adoptive-cell-therapy-using-pd-1-myeloma-reactive-t-cells-eliminates-established-myeloma-in-mice
#17
Weiqing Jing, Jill A Gershan, Grace C Blitzer, Katie Palen, James Weber, Laura McOlash, Matthew Riese, Bryon D Johnson
BACKGROUND: Adoptive cellular therapy (ACT) with cancer antigen-reactive T cells following lymphodepletive pre-conditioning has emerged as a potentially curative therapy for patients with advanced cancers. However, identification and enrichment of appropriate T cell subsets for cancer eradication remains a major challenge for hematologic cancers. METHODS: PD-1(+) and PD-1(-) T cell subsets from myeloma-bearing mice were sorted and analyzed for myeloma reactivity in vitro...
2017: Journal for Immunotherapy of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641141/rag2-involves-the-ig%C3%AE%C2%BA-locus-demethylation-during-b-cell-development
#18
Caijun Wu, Yanying Dong, Xiaohui Zhao, Ping Zhang, Mingzhe Zheng, Hua Zhang, Shichang Li, Yaofeng Jin, Yunfeng Ma, Huixun Ren, Yanhong Ji
The genes encoding the immunoglobulin κ light chain are assembled during B cell development by V(D)J recombination. For efficient rearrangement, the Igκ locus must undergo a series of epigenetic changes. One such epigenetic mark is DNA methylation. The mechanism that the Igκ locus is selectively demethylated at the pre-B cell stage has not previously been characterized. Here, we employed bisulfite DNA-modification assays to analyze the methylation status of the Igκ locus in primary pre-B cells from RAG-deficient mice with pre-rearranged Igh knock-in allele...
June 19, 2017: Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638798/robot-assisted-laparoscopic-vs-open-gastrectomy-for-gastric-cancer-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#19
Stefano Caruso, Alberto Patriti, Franco Roviello, Lorenzo De Franco, Franco Franceschini, Graziano Ceccarelli, Andrea Coratti
AIM: To evaluate the potential effectiveness of robot-assisted gastrectomy (RAG) in comparison to open gastrectomy (OG) for gastric cancer patients. METHODS: A comprehensive systematic literature search using PubMed, EMBASE, and the Cochrane Library was carried out to identify studies comparing RAG and OG in gastric cancer. Participants of any age and sex were considered for inclusion in comparative studies of the two techniques independently from type of gastrectomy...
June 10, 2017: World Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630220/beyond-cervical-lipomas-myoclonus-gait-disorder-and-multisystem-involvement-leading-to-mitochondrial-disease
#20
Roberto López-Blanco, Ana Rojo-Sebastián, Maria Henedina Torregrosa-Martínez, Alberto Blazquez
Madelung's disease (benign symmetric lipomatosis) is a rare syndrome in which there are multiple lipomas around the neck, upper limbs and trunk in the context of chronic alcoholism. We report on a female patient with lipomas and slightly progressive myoclonus, neuropathy, myopathy, ataxia and respiratory systemic involvement (labelled in the past as Madelung's disease). Multisystem involvement and family history of lipomas led to the development of mitochondrial genetic tests, which can assess two concurrent mitochondrial mutations: the m...
June 19, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
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