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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439113/microrna-expression-profiling-defines-the-impact-of-electronic-cigarettes-on-human-airway-epithelial-cells
#1
Siva Kumar Solleti, Soumyaroop Bhattacharya, Ausaf Ahmad, Qian Wang, Jared Mereness, Tirumalai Rangasamy, Thomas J Mariani
While all forms of tobacco exposure have negative health effects, the significance of exposure to electronic cigarettes (eCig) is not fully understood. Here, we studied the global effects of eCig on the micro RNA (miRNA) transcriptome in human lung epithelial cells. Primary human bronchial epithelial (NHBE) cells differentiated at air-liquid interface were exposed to eCig liquid. Exposure of NHBE to any eCig liquid resulted in the induction of oxidative stress-response genes including GCLM, GCLC, GPX2, NQO1 and HO-1...
April 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438647/effects-of-bms-902483-an-%C3%AE-7-nicotinic-acetylcholine-receptor-partial-agonist-on-cognition-and-sensory-gating-in-relation-to-receptor-occupancy-in-rodents
#2
Rick L Pieschl, Regina Miller, Kelli M Jones, Debra J Post-Munson, Ping Chen, Kimberly Newberry, Yulia Benitex, Thaddeus Molski, Daniel Morgan, Ivar M McDonald, John E Macor, Richard E Olson, Yukiko Asaka, Siva Digavalli, Amy Easton, James Herrington, Ryan S Westphal, Nicholas J Lodge, Robert Zaczek, Linda J Bristow, Yu-Wen Li
The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor is thought to play an important role in human cognition. Here we describe the in vivo effects of BMS-902483, a selective potent α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor partial agonist, in relationship to α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor occupancy. BMS-902483 has low nanomolar affinity for rat and human α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors and elicits currents in cells expressing human or rat α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptors that are about 60% of the maximal acetylcholine response...
April 21, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438610/hyperglycemia-increases-interstitial-cells-of-cajal-via-mapk1-and-mapk3-signaling-to-etv1-and-kit-leading-to-rapid-gastric-emptying
#3
Yujiro Hayashi, Yoshitaka Toyomasu, Siva Arumugam Saravanaperumal, Michael R Bardsley, John A Smestad, Andrea Lorincz, Seth T Eisenman, Gianluca Cipriani, Molly H Nelson Holte, Fatimah J Al Khazal, Sabriya A Syed, Gabriella B Gajdos, Kyoung Moo Choi, Gary J Stoltz, Katie E Miller, Michael L Kendrick, Brian P Rubin, Simon J Gibbons, Adil E Bharucha, David R Linden, Louis James Maher, Gianrico Farrugia, Tamas Ordog
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Depletion of interstitial cells of Cajal (ICCs) is common in diabetic gastroparesis. However, in approximately 20% of patients with diabetes, gastric emptying (GE) is accelerated. GE is also faster in obese individuals, and is associated with increased blood levels of glucose in patients with type 2 diabetes. To understand the fate of ICCs in hyperinsulinemic, hyperglycemic states characterized by rapid GE, we studied mice with mutation of the leptin receptor (Lepr(db/db)), which in our colony had accelerated GE...
April 21, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434866/lentiviral-vectors-with-cellular-promoters-correct-anemia-and-lethal-bone-marrow-failure-in-a-mouse-model-for-diamond-blackfan-anemia
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Shubhranshu Debnath, Pekka Jaako, Kavitha Siva, Michael Rothe, Jun Chen, Maria Dahl, H Bobby Gaspar, Johan Flygare, Axel Schambach, Stefan Karlsson
Diamond-Blackfan anemia is a congenital erythroid hypoplasia and is associated with physical malformations and a predisposition to cancer. Twenty-five percent of patients with Diamond-Blackfan anemia have mutations in a gene encoding ribosomal protein S19 (RPS19). Through overexpression of RPS19 using a lentiviral vector with the spleen focus-forming virus promoter, we demonstrated that the Diamond-Blackfan anemia phenotype can be successfully treated in Rps19-deficient mice. In our present study, we assessed the efficacy of a clinically relevant promoter, the human elongation factor 1α short promoter, with or without the locus control region of the β-globin gene for treatment of RPS19-deficient Diamond-Blackfan anemia...
April 20, 2017: Molecular Therapy: the Journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427565/analyzing-the-effect-of-v66m-mutation-in-bdnf-in-causing-mood-disorders-a-computational-approach
#5
P Sneha, D Thirumal Kumar, Sugandhi Saini, Kreeti Kajal, R Magesh, R Siva, C George Priya Doss
Mental disorders or mood disorders are prevalent globally irrespective of region, race, and ethnic groups. Of the types of mood disorders, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BPD) are the most prevalent forms of psychiatric condition. A number of preclinical studies emphasize the essential role of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) in the pathophysiology of mood disorders. Additionally, BDNF is the most common growth factor in the central nervous system along with their essential role during the neural development and the synaptic elasticity...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427558/a-computational-approach-to-identify-the-biophysical-and-structural-aspects-of-methylenetetrahydrofolate-reductase-mthfr-mutations-a222v-e429a-and-r594q-leading-to-schizophrenia
#6
Himani Tanwar, P Sneha, D Thirumal Kumar, R Siva, Charles Emmanuel Jebaraj Walter, C George Priya Doss
The association between depression and methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) has been continually demonstrated in clinical studies, yet there are sparse resources available to build a relationship between the mutations associated with MTHFR and depression. The common mutations found to be associated with schizophrenia and MTHFR are A222V, E429A, and R594Q. Although abundant research on structural and functional effects caused by A222V mutation is available, very less amount of studies have been done on the other two mutants (E429A and R594Q)...
2017: Advances in Protein Chemistry and Structural Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424418/the-aryl-hydrocarbon-receptor-is-required-for-induction-of-p21cip1-waf1-expression-and-growth-inhibition-by-su5416-in-hepatoma-cells
#7
Edmond F O'Donnell, Hyo Sang Jang, Martin Pearce, Nancy I Kerkvliet, Siva Kumar Kolluri
The aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) is a potential clinical target for cancer and autoimmune dysfunction. Identifying selective AhR modulators that produce desirable clinical outcomes represents an opportunity for developing new anti-cancer agents. Repurposing clinically-used drugs with established safety profiles that activate the AhR represents a good starting place to pursue this goal. In this study, we characterized the AhR-dependent effects of SU5416 (Semaxanib) following its identification in a small-molecule library screen...
April 11, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419927/synthesis-and-evaluation-of-anti-plasmodial-and-cytotoxic-activities-of-epoxyazadiradione-derivatives
#8
P Ashok Yadav, Ch Pavan Kumar, Bandi Siva, K Suresh Babu, Aparna Devi Allanki, Puran Singh Sijwali, Nishant Jain, A Veerabhadra Rao
Epoxyazadiradione (1), a major compound derived from Neem oil, showed modest anti-plasmodial activity against CQ-resistant and CQ-sensitive strains of the most virulent human malaria parasite P. falciparum. A series of analogues were synthesized by modification of the key structural moieties of this high yield natural product. Out of the library of all compounds tested, compounds 3c and 3g have showed modest anti-plasmodial activity against CQ-sensitive (IC50 2.8 ± 0.29 μM and 1.5 ± 0.01 μM) and CQ-resistant strains (IC50 1...
April 13, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418664/selective-ikur-inhibitors-for-the-potential-treatment-of-atrial-fibrillation-optimization-of-the-phenyl-quinazoline-series-leading-to-clinical-candidate-5-5-phenyl-4-pyridin-2-ylmethylamino-quinazolin-2-yl-pyridine-3-sulfonamide
#9
Prashantha Gunaga, John L Lloyd, Somanadham Mummadi, Abhisek Banerjee, Naveen Kumar Dhondi, James K Hennan, Veena Subray, Ramya Jayaram, Nagendra Rajugowda, Umamaheshwar Reddy, Duraimurugan Kumaraguru, Umasankar Mandal, Dasthagiri Beldona, Ashok Kumar Adisechan, Navnath Yadav, Jayakumar Warrier, James A Johnson, Harinath Sale, Siva Prasad Putlur, Ajay Saxena, Anjaneya Chimalakonda, Sandhya Mandlekar, Mary Lee Conder, Dezhi Xing, Arun Kumar Gupta, Anuradha Gupta, Richard A Rampulla, Arvind Mathur, Paul C Levesque, Ruth R Wexler, Heather J Finlay
We have recently disclosed 5-phenyl-N-(pyridin-2-ylmethyl)-2-(pyrimidin-5-yl)quinazolin-4-amine 1 as a potent IKur current blocker with selectivity versus hERG, Na and Ca channels and an acceptable preclinical PK profile. On further characterization in vivo, Compound 1 demonstrated an unacceptable level of brain penetration. In an effort to reduce the level of brain penetration while maintaining the overall profile, SAR was developed at the C2' position for a series of close analogs by employing hydrogen bond donors...
April 18, 2017: Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417123/design-of-anion-selective-pet-probes-based-on-azacryptands-the-effect-of-ph-on-binding-and-fluorescence-properties
#10
Ramana R Mittapalli, Siva S R Namashivaya, Aleksandr S Oshchepkov, Ewa Kuczyńska, Evgeny A Kataev
Design of PET probes for anions working in an aqueous buffered solution is described. The design has been used to develop selective fluorescent probes for sulfate and pyrophosphate. The relationship between the selectivity of receptors towards anions, their conformation, fluorescence response and the pH of the solution has been studied in detail.
April 18, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413985/salvianolic-acid-b-decreases-the-generation-of-amyloid-%C3%AE-by-modulating-bace1-activity
#11
Siva Sundara Kumar Durairajan, Venkat Reddy Chirasani, Sravan Gopalakrishnan Shetty, Ashok Iyaswamy, Sandeep Malampati, Juxian Song, Liangfeng Liu, Jiandong Huang, Sanjib Senapati, Min Li
Generation and accumulation of the amyloid-β (Aβ) peptide after proteolytic processing of the full length amyloid precursor protein (FL-APP) by β-secretase (β-site APP cleaving enzyme or BACE1) and β -secretase is a main causal factor of Alzheimer's disease (AD). Thus, inhibition of BACE1, a rate-limiting enzyme in the production of Aβ, is an attractive therapeutic approach for the treatment of AD. Recent studies suggest that salvianolic acid B (Sal B) isolated from the radix of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge, a Chinese herbal medicine commonly used for the treatment of cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and liver diseases in China...
April 17, 2017: Current Alzheimer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410371/determining-the-role-of-missense-mutations-in-the-pou-domain-of-hnf1a-that-reduce-the-dna-binding-affinity-a-computational-approach
#12
Sneha P, Thirumal Kumar D, George Priya Doss C, Siva R, Hatem Zayed
Maturity-onset diabetes of the young type 3 (MODY3) is a non-ketotic form of diabetes associated with poor insulin secretion. Over the past years, several studies have reported the association of missense mutations in the Hepatocyte Nuclear Factor 1 Alpha (HNF1A) with MODY3. Missense mutations in the POU homeodomain (POUH) of HNF1A hinder binding to the DNA, thereby leading to a dysfunctional protein. Missense mutations of the HNF1A were retrieved from public databases and subjected to a three-step computational mutational analysis to identify the underlying mechanism...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409871/a-molecular-docking-and-dynamics-approach-to-screen-potent-inhibitors-against-fosfomycin-resistant-enzyme-in-clinical-klebsiella-pneumoniae
#13
D Thirumal Kumar, P Lavanya, C George Priya Doss, Iftikhar Aslam Tayubi, D R Naveen Kumar, I Francis Yesurajan, R Siva, V Balaji
Klebsiella pneumoniae, BA6753 was cultured from a patient in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory of Christian Medical College. K. pneumoniae, BA6753 has a multidrug resistance plasmid encoding novel FosA variant-7, fosfomycin resistance enzyme. Minimal side effects and a wide range of bactericidal activity of fosfomycin have resulted in its expanded clinical use that prompts the rise of fosfomycin-resistant strains. At present, there are no effective inhibitors available to conflict the FosA-medicated fosfomycin resistance...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407087/rp-hplc-separation-of-isomeric-withanolides-method-development-validation-and-application-to-in-situ-rat-permeability-determination
#14
Mohd Yaseen Malik, Isha Taneja, Kanumuri Siva Rama Raju, Jiaur Rahaman Gayen, Sheelendra Pratap Singh, Neelam S Sangwand, Muhammad Wahajuddin
Withanolides are the group of active chemical constituents of Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal. Withaferin A, withanolide A and withanone presents three of the biologically most active constituents of this herb. These steroidal lactones are isomers of each other and thus, pose significant difficulty in their separation. In present study, a simple, specific and reliable RP-HPLC method has been developed and validated for their separation and simultaneous quantification. Separation was carried out on Lichrocart Purospher STAR RP-18e column (250 × 4...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Chromatographic Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28402451/right-ventricular-lead-malposition
#15
Justin Z Lee, David Wasserman, Siva K Mulpuru
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 10, 2017: Europace: European Pacing, Arrhythmias, and Cardiac Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401281/ct-angiography-and-3d-imaging-in-aortoiliac-occlusive-disease-collateral-pathways-in-leriche-syndrome
#16
REVIEW
Sameer Ahmed, Siva P Raman, Elliot K Fishman
Collateral pathways in aortoiliac occlusive disease are essential for arterial blood flow to the abdomen, pelvis, and lower extremities. These pathways can be broadly divided into systemic-systemic, visceral-visceral, and systemic-visceral collateral networks. MDCT angiography is the most commonly used modality for the diagnostic evaluation of patients with aortoiliac occlusive disease, allowing excellent evaluation of stenotic arterial segments, as well as beautifully illustrating resulting collateral pathways (particularly when utilizing 3D reconstruction techniques)...
April 11, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400689/toxic-epidermal-necrolysis-and-acute-kidney-injury-due-to-glyphosate-ingestion
#17
J Indirakshi, A Sunnesh, M Aruna, M Hari Krishna Reddy, Anil C V Kumar, V Sarat Chandra, B Sangeetha, D T Katyarmal, R Ram, V Siva Kumar
The literature, particularly from India, is scarce on the renal effects of glyphosate poisoning. Glyphosate causes toxicity not only after its ingestion but also after dermal exposure by inhalation route and on eye exposure. We present a patient report of glyphosate consumption which resulted in toxic epidermal necrolysis - the first report after glyphosate consumption and acute kidney injury.
March 2017: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400667/epidemiology-of-lower-limb-musculoskeletal-trauma-with-associated-vascular-injuries-in-a-tertiary-care-institute-in-india
#18
Nirmal Raj Gopinathan, Siva Swaminathan Santhanam, Balaji Saibaba, Mandeep Singh Dhillon
BACKGROUND: Vascular trauma associated with bony injuries is an orthopaedic emergency. Lack of timely intervention can lead to loss of limb or even life. Inspite of the rising incidence of high speed road traffic accidents in India, there is paucity of literature regarding the demographic pattern, clinical morbidity, management strategies and outcome of arterial injuries associated with lower limb trauma. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and outcome of lower extremity musculoskeletal trauma with associated vascular injuries in a tertiary care institute in India...
March 2017: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400371/retinal-microvascular-network-geometry-and-cognitive-abilities-in-community-dwelling-older-people-the-lothian-birth-cohort-1936-study
#19
Sarah McGrory, Adele M Taylor, Mirna Kirin, Janie Corley, Alison Pattie, Simon R Cox, Baljean Dhillon, Joanna M Wardlaw, Fergus N Doubal, John M Starr, Emanuele Trucco, Thomas J MacGillivray, Ian J Deary
AIM: To examine the relationship between retinal vascular morphology and cognitive abilities in a narrow-age cohort of community-dwelling older people. METHODS: Digital retinal images taken at age ∼73 years from 683 participants of the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 (LBC1936) were analysed with Singapore I Vessel Assessment (SIVA) software. Multiple regression models were applied to determine cross-sectional associations between retinal vascular parameters and general cognitive ability (g), memory, processing speed, visuospatial ability, crystallised cognitive ability and change in IQ from childhood to older age...
October 17, 2016: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395141/an-efficient-microscale-technique-for-determining-the-erythrocyte-sedimentation-rate
#20
Akhil Chaturvedi, Sujith Kumar Nagaraj, Sai Siva Gorthi, Chandra Sekhar Seelamantula
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) is a commonly used test to screen for inflammatory conditions such as infections, autoimmune diseases, and cancers. However, it is a bulk macroscale test that requires a relatively large blood sample and takes a long time to run. Moreover, it provides no information regarding cell sizes or interactions, which can be highly variable. To overcome these drawbacks, we developed a microfluidic microscopy-based protocol to dynamically track settling red blood cells (RBCs) to quantify velocity of cell settling, as a surrogate for the ESR...
April 1, 2017: SLAS Technology
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