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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095557/the-photodynamic-therapy-experience-of-a-high-volume-laser-and-dermatologic-surgery-center
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David E Orbuch, Lauren Penn, Bradley S Bloom, Jeremy A Brauer, Daniel B Shin, Joshua Greenbaum, Leonard J Bernstein, Elliot T Weiss, Robert T Anolik, Roy G Geronemus
BACKGROUND: Photodynamic therapy (PDT) is an FDA approved treatment for actinic keratoses (AK's) although multiple off-label indi- cations are reported. Despite frequent use for AK's, no clear consensus exists regarding protocols for overall treatment parameters. METHODS: Retrospective chart review of 1,491 subjects who underwent PDT between 2007 and 2011 at a high volume laser surgery center. Demographic information, clinical history, treatment data, and subsequent diagnosis of skin cancers were recorded...
November 1, 2016: Journal of Drugs in Dermatology: JDD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077285/a-fluorophore-fusion-construct-of-human-profilin-i-with-non-compromized-poly-l-proline-binding-capacity-suitable-for-imaging
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Michaela Nejedla, Zhilun Li, Anna E Masser, Matteo Biancospino, Matthias Spiess, Sebastian D Mackowiak, Marc R Friedländer, Roger Karlsson
Profilin is vital for actin organization in eukaryotic cells. It controls actin filament formation by binding monomeric actin and numerous proteins involved in polarized actin assembly. Important for the latter is the interaction surface formed by the N- and C-terminal helices, which pack close to each other on one side of the molecule at distance from the actin site and mediate binding to poly-proline sequences present in many of the targeted proteins. Via these interactions profilin contributes to the spatiotemporal control of actin filament growth...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055102/galectin-3-inhibition-by-a-small-molecule-inhibitor-reduces-both-pathological-corneal-neovascularization-and-fibrosis
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Wei-Sheng Chen, Zhiyi Cao, Hakon Leffler, Ulf J Nilsson, Noorjahan Panjwani
Purpose: Corneal neovascularization and scarring commonly lead to significant vision loss. This study was designed to determine whether a small-molecule inhibitor of galectin-3 can inhibit both corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis in experimental mouse models. Methods: Animal models of silver nitrate cautery and alkaline burn were used to induce mouse corneal angiogenesis and fibrosis, respectively. Corneas were treated with the galectin-3 inhibitor, 33DFTG, or vehicle alone and were processed for whole-mount immunofluorescence staining and Western blot analysis to quantify the density of blood vessels and markers of fibrosis...
January 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053097/subcellular-localization-of-hiv-1-gag-pol-mrnas-regulates-sites-of-virion-assembly
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Jordan T Becker, Nathan M Sherer
: HIV-1 full-length, unspliced RNAs serve dual roles in the cytoplasm as mRNAs encoding the Gag and Gag-Pol capsid proteins as well as genomic RNAs (gRNAs) packaged by Gag into virions undergoing assembly at the plasma membrane (PM). Because Gag is sufficient to drive assembly of virus-like particles even in the absence of gRNA binding, whether viral RNA trafficking plays an active role in the native assembly pathway is unknown. In this study we tested the effects of modulating the cytoplasmic abundance or distribution of full-length viral RNAs on Gag trafficking and assembly in the context of single cells...
January 4, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28036092/human-rho-guanine-nucleotide-exchange-factor-11-arhgef11-regulates-dendritic-morphogenesis
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Yutaka Mizuki, Manabu Takaki, Shinji Sakamoto, Sojiro Okamoto, Makiko Kishimoto, Yuko Okahisa, Masahiko Itoh, Norihito Yamada
Disturbances of synaptic connectivity during perinatal and adolescent periods have been hypothesized to be related to the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Rho guanine nucleotide exchange factor 11 (ARHGEF11) is a specific guanine nucleotide exchange factors (GEF) for RhoA, which is a critical regulator of actin cytoskeleton dynamics and organization of dendritic spines and inhibitor of spine maintenance. ARHGEF11 variants are reported to be associated with a higher risk for the onset of schizophrenia in a Japanese population; however, how ARHGEF11 contributes to the pathogenesis of schizophrenia in dendritic spines is unknown...
December 29, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034672/effects-of-cytoskeletal-drugs-on-actin-cortex-elasticity
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Yareni A Ayala, Bruno Pontes, Barbara Hissa, Ana Carolina M Monteiro, Marcos Farina, Vivaldo Moura-Neto, Nathan B Viana, H Moysés Nussenzveig
Mechanical properties of cells are known to be influenced by the actin cytoskeleton. In this article, the action of drugs that interact with the actin cortex is investigated by tether extraction and rheology experiments using optical tweezers. The influences of Blebbistatin, Cytochalasin D and Jasplakinolide on the cell mechanical properties are evaluated. The results, in contradiction to current views for Jasplakinolide, show that all three drugs and treatments destabilize the actin cytoskeleton, decreasing the cell membrane tension...
December 26, 2016: Experimental Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032931/fkbp51-regulates-cell-motility-and-invasion-via-rhoa-signaling
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Miho Takaoka, Shun Ito, Yoshio Miki, Akira Nakanishi
FK506 binding protein 51 (FKBP51), a member of the immunophilin family, is involved in multiple signaling pathways, tumorigenesis, and chemoresistance. FKBP51 expression correlates with metastatic potential in melanoma and prostate cancer. However, the functions of FKBP51, particularly involving the regulation of cell motility and invasion, are not fully understood. We discovered two novel interacting partner proteins of FKBP51, i.e., deleted in liver cancer 1 (DLC1) and deleted in liver cancer 2 (DLC2), using immunoprecipitation and mass spectrometry...
December 29, 2016: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031329/hur-enhances-early-restitution-of-the-intestinal-epithelium-by-increasing-cdc42-translation
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Lan Liu, Ran Zhuang, Lan Xiao, Hee Kyoung Chung, Jason Luo, Douglas J Turner, Jaladanki N Rao, Myriam Gorospe, Jian-Ying Wang
The mammalian intestinal mucosa exhibits a spectrum of responses after acute injury and repairs itself rapidly to restore the epithelial integrity. The RNA-binding protein HuR regulates the stability and translation of target mRNAs and is involved in many aspects of gut epithelium homeostasis, but its exact role in the regulation of mucosal repair after injury remains unknown. Here we show that HuR is essential for early intestinal epithelial restitution by increasing the expression of cell division control protein 42 (Cdc42) at the posttranscriptional level...
December 28, 2016: Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031115/-knockdown-of-raf-kinase-inhibitor-protein-promotes-the-proliferation-of-lx-2-human-hepatic-stellate-cells
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Jinlan Nie, Facheng Bai, Quanfang Huang, Shimei Tan, Xing Lin
Objective To investigate the role of Raf kinase inhibitor protein (RKIP) in the proliferation of LX-2 human hepatic stellate cells. Methods The recombinant plasmid siRNA-RKIP was transfected into LX-2 cells. Five days later, the stably transfected cells were screened and cultured. MTT assay was used to detect cell proliferation after RKIP was silenced. Cell apoptosis and cell cycle distribution were evaluated by flow cytometry. The expressions of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA) and collagen type 1 (Col1) mRNA were detected by quantitative real-time PCR...
January 2017: Xi Bao Yu Fen Zi Mian Yi Xue za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Cellular and Molecular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28030857/new-description-of-telocyte-sheaths-in-the-bovine-uterine-tube-an-immunohistochemical-and-scanning-microscopic-study
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Hanan H Abd-Elhafeez, Soha A Soliman
Telocytes are a special type of interstitial cells characterized by distinctive cellular extensions with alternating thin segments (podomers) and dilations (podoms). Telocytes establish contact with various cells and structures, but their role in the regulation of the function of many cell types is still obscure. The aim of the current study was to investigate the morphology, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry of telocytes, and their distribution, organization, and morphometric measurements in different layers of the adult bovine uterine tube...
December 29, 2016: Cells, Tissues, Organs
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028881/the-microtubule-end-binding-protein-fgeb1-regulates-polar-growth-and-fungicide-sensitivity-via-different-interactors-in-fusarium-graminearum
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Zunyong Liu, Sisi Wu, Yun Chen, Xinyue Han, Qin Gu, Yanni Yin, Zhonghua Ma
In yeasts, the end-binding protein 1 (EB1) homologs regulate microtubule dynamics, cell polarization, and chromosome stability. However, functions of EB1 orthologs in plant pathogenic fungi have not been characterized yet. Here, we observed that the FgEB1 deletion mutant (ΔFgEB1) of Fusarium graminearum exhibits twisted hyphae, increased hyphal branching and curved conidia, indicating that FgEB1 is involved in the regulation of cellular polarity. Microscopic examination further showed that the microtubules of ΔFgEB1 exhibited less organized in comparison with those of the wild type...
December 28, 2016: Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026080/transcriptomic-gene-profiling-of-porcine-muscle-tissue-depending-on-histological-properties
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Katarzyna Ropka-Molik, Anna Bereta, Kacper Żukowski, Katarzyna Piórkowska, Artur Gurgul, Grzegorz Żak
In pig, the histological profile of muscle tissue, especially the proportion of individual fiber types, is one of the main factors affecting meat quality properties. In the present research, RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) by using next generation sequencing method was applied to estimate the whole gene expression profile of Longissimus lumborum muscle of pigs (Large White breed) differing in the percentage of two fiber types (slow-twitch (type I) fibers and fast-twitch glycolytic (type IIB) fibers). The RNA-seq approach allowed us to identify 355 differentially expressed genes (DEGs) indicated as significant (false discovery rate-adjusted P < 0...
December 27, 2016: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28013312/mycobacteria-manipulate-g-protein-coupled-receptors-to-increase-mucosal-rac1-expression-in-the-lungs
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Nader Alaridah, Nataliya Lutay, Erik Tenland, Anna Rönnholm, Oskar Hallgren, Manoj Puthia, Gunilla Westergren-Thorsson, Gabriela Godaly
Mycobacterium bovis bacille Calmette-Guérin (BCG) is currently the only approved vaccine against tuberculosis (TB). BCG mimics M. tuberculosis (Mtb) in its persistence in the body and is used as a benchmark to compare new vaccine candidates. BCG was originally designed for mucosal vaccination, but comprehensive knowledge about its interaction with epithelium is currently lacking. We used primary airway epithelial cells (AECs) and a murine model to investigate the initial events of mucosal BCG interactions...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Innate Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012205/activated-%C3%AE-2-macroglobulin-induces-mesenchymal-cellular-migration-of-raw264-7-cells-through-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-related-protein-1
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Darío G Ferrer, Virginia Actis Dato, Javier R Jaldín Fincati, Valeria E Lorenc, María C Sánchez, Gustavo A Chiabrando
Distinct modes of cell migration contribute to diverse types of cell movements. The mesenchymal mode is characterized by a multistep cycle of membrane protrusion, the formation of focal adhesion, and the stabilization at the leading edge associated with the degradation of extracellular matrix (ECM) components and with regulated extracellular proteolysis. Both α2 -Macroglobulin (α2 M) and its receptor, low density lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 (LRP1), play important roles in inflammatory processes, by controlling the extracellular activity of several proteases...
December 24, 2016: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011581/hippo-kinases-maintain-polarity-during-directional-cell-migration-in-caenorhabditis-elegans
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Guoxin Feng, Zhiwen Zhu, Wen-Jun Li, Qirong Lin, Yongping Chai, Meng-Qiu Dong, Guangshuo Ou
Precise positioning of cells is crucial for metazoan development. Despite immense progress in the elucidation of the attractive cues of cell migration, the repulsive mechanisms that prevent the formation of secondary leading edges remain less investigated. Here, we demonstrate that Caenorhabditis elegans Hippo kinases promote cell migration along the anterior-posterior body axis via the inhibition of dorsal-ventral (DV) migration. Ectopic DV polarization was also demonstrated in gain-of-function mutant animals for C...
December 23, 2016: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011271/structural-mechanism-underlying-regulation-of-human-efhd2-swiprosin-1-actin-bundling-activity-by-ser183-phosphorylation
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Kyoung Ryoung Park, Jun Yop An, Jung Youn Kang, Jung-Gyu Lee, Youngjin Lee, Sang A Mun, Chang-Duk Jun, Woo Keun Song, Soo Hyun Eom
EF-hand domain-containing protein D2/Swiprosin-1 (EFhd2) is an actin-binding protein mainly expressed in the central nervous and the immune systems of mammals. Intracellular events linked to EFhd2, such as membrane protrusion formation, cell adhesion, and BCR signaling, are triggered by the association of EFhd2 and F-actin. We previously reported that Ca(2+) enhances the F-actin-bundling ability of EFhd2 through maintaining a rigid parallel EFhd2-homodimer structure. It was also reported that the F-actin-bundling ability of EFhd2 is regulated by a phosphorylation-dependent mechanism...
December 21, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27991556/kif2a-regulates-the-spindle-assembly-and-the-metaphase-i-anaphase-i-transition-in-mouse-oocyte
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Ming-Huang Chen, Yu Liu, Ya-Long Wang, Rui Liu, Bai-Hui Xu, Fei Zhang, Fei-Ping Li, Lin Xu, Yan-Hong Lin, Shu-Wen He, Bao-Qiong Liao, Xian-Pei Fu, Xiao-Xue Wang, Xiang-Jun Yang, Hai-Long Wang
KIF2A, a member of the kinesin-13 family, has been reported to play a role in spindle assembly in mitosis. However, its function in mammalian meiosis remains unknown. In this research, we examined the expression, localization and function of KIF2A during mouse oocyte meiosis. KIF2A was expressed in some key stages in mouse oocyte meiosis. Immunofluorescent staining showed that KIF2A distributed in the germinal vesicle at the germinal vesicle stage and as the spindle assembling after meiosis resumption, KIF2A gradually accumulated to the entire spindle...
December 19, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27959513/expression-of-hdac2-but-not-hdac1-transcript-is-reduced-in-dorsolateral-prefrontal-cortex-of-patients-with-schizophrenia
#18
Frederick A Schroeder, Tonya M Gilbert, Ningping Feng, Brendan D Taillon, Nora D Volkow, Robert B Innis, Jacob M Hooker, Barbara K Lipska
Postmortem brain studies support dysregulated expression of the histone deacetylase enzymes, HDAC1 and HDAC2, as a central feature in diseases including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Our objective was to investigate HDAC expression in a large postmortem sample set representing healthy and disease brains. We used >700 well-characterized samples from patients diagnosed with schizophrenia (n = 175), major depressive disorder (n = 135), and bipolar disorder (n = 61) to measure HDAC1 and HDAC2 transcript levels by quantitative real-time PCR in dorsolateral prefrontal cortex (DLPFC) and caudate compared to control samples...
December 13, 2016: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27951595/corneal-endothelial-cell-migration-and-proliferation-enhanced-by-rho-kinase-rock-inhibitors-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Landon C Meekins, Noel Rosado-Adames, Rupalatha Maddala, Jiagang J Zhao, Ponugoti V Rao, Natalie A Afshari
Purpose: To explore the role of Rho-associated kinases (ROCK) in corneal physiology and regeneration, and the effects of suppressing its activity in stimulating corneal endothelial cell proliferation and migration in vitro and in vivo. Methods: Immunohistochemistry was performed to detect RhoA and ROCK-1 and ROCK-2 in human corneal tissue. Adult porcine corneal endothelial cells (CECs) were isolated, grown to confluence, and further characterized. Under the treatment of ROCK inhibitors, changes in the cellular distribution profile of ZO-1 and F-actin were examined by immunofluorescence staining...
December 1, 2016: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27942867/thymosin-%C3%AE-4-overexpression-regulates-neuron-production-and-spatial-distribution-in-the-developing-avian-optic-tectum
#20
Mael Lever, Carsten Theiss, Gabriela Morosan-Puopolo, Beate Brand-Saberi
Thymosin β4 (Tβ4), the principal G-actin regulating entity in eukaryotic cells, has also multiple intra- and extracellular functions related to tissue regeneration and healing. While its effect in adult organs is being widely investigated, currently, little is known about its influence on embryonic tissues, i.e., in the developing nervous system. The importance of Tβ4 for neural stem cell proliferation in the embryonic chicken optic tectum (OT) has previously been shown by us for the first time. In the present study, using in ovo electroporation, we carried out a quantification of the effects of the Tβ4-overexpression on the developing chicken OT between E4 and E6 at the hemisphere as well as cellular level...
December 10, 2016: Histochemistry and Cell Biology
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