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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245183/increased-expression-and-modulated-regulatory-activity-of-co-inhibitory-receptors-pd-1-tigit-and-tim-3-in-lymphocytes-of-systemic-sclerosis-patients
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Michelle Fleury, Anna C Belkina, Elizabeth A Proctor, Christopher Zammitti, Robert W Simms, Douglas A Lauffenburger, Jennifer E Snyder-Cappione, Robert Lafyatis, Hans Dooms
OBJECTIVE: Immune dysfunction is an important component of the disease process underlying Systemic Sclerosis (SSc), but the mechanisms contributing to altered immune cell function in SSc remain poorly defined. Here, we measured the expression and function of the co-inhibitory receptors (co-IRs) PD-1, TIGIT, TIM-3, and LAG-3 in lymphocyte subsets from the peripheral blood of SSc patients. METHODS: Co-IR expression levels on immune cell subsets were analyzed using a 16-color flow cytometry panel...
December 15, 2017: Arthritis & Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245116/human-lung-epithelial-cells-a549-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-induced-by-pva-collagen-nanofiber
#2
Xiuchun Li, Shanshan Yan, Jing Dai, Yi Lu, Yiqun Wang, Man Sun, Jinkang Gong, Yuan Yao
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process by which epithelial cells lose their cell-cell contact to become mesenchymal stem cells, which is important on development and embryogenesis, wound healing, and cancer metastasis. This research aims to investigate the effect of topological cue as modulating factor on the EMT by tuning the diameter of electrospinning nanofiber. The cell-nanofiber interaction between human lung epithelial cell A549 and electrospinning nanofibers composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and type I collagen were investigated...
December 11, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245050/nanog-restores-the-impaired-myogenic-differentiation-potential-of-skeletal-myoblasts-after-multiple-population-doublings
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Aref Shahini, Debanik Choudhury, Mohammadnabi Asmani, Ruogang Zhao, Pedro Lei, Stelios T Andreadis
Adult skeletal muscle regeneration relies on the activity of satellite cells residing in the skeletal muscle niche. However, systemic and intrinsic factors decrease the myogenic differentiation potential of satellite cells thereby impairing muscle regeneration. Here we present data showing that late passage C2C12 myoblasts exhibited significantly impaired myogenic differentiation potential that was accompanied by impaired expression of myogenic regulatory factors (Myf5, MyoD, Myogenin, and MRF4) and members of myocyte enhancer factor 2 family...
December 2, 2017: Stem Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245008/on-the-design-of-combination-cancer-therapy
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James H Doroshow, Richard M Simon
Combination therapy programs are the hallmark of the successful treatment of all forms of human malignancies. In this issue of Cell, Palmer and Sorger present data suggesting that cell culture results indicative of synergistic anticancer drug interactions rarely translate clinically and that the results of combination therapies in mouse models or human clinical trials, even if successful, are best explained by the independent activities of the individually administered drugs.
December 14, 2017: Cell
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244973/cooperativity-between-antibiotics-and-antiseptics-testing-the-bactericidal-effect
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S Jenull, H Laggner, I Hassl, B Velimirov, M Huettinger, N Zemann
OBJECTIVE: Treatment with antibiotics together with local application of antiseptics is common in wound care. We investigated the effectiveness of an antiseptic in two variations: octenidine (Oct) and octenidine+ (Oct+ with isotonic glucose addition). METHOD: Using the agar diffusion test with cultures of pathogenic Staphylococcus aureus and the non-pathogenic Bordetella petrii, we compared the effectiveness of octenidine to the classical antiseptics beta-isodona (povidone-iodine; PI), chlorhexidine (Chl) and taurolin (Tau) alone, and in combination with various common antibiotics to uncover cooperativity between antiseptics and antibiotics...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Wound Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244871/inflammatory-monocytes-mediate-control-of-acute-alphavirus-infection-in-mice
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Kelsey C Haist, Kristina S Burrack, Bennett J Davenport, Thomas E Morrison
Chikungunya virus (CHIKV) and Ross River virus (RRV) are mosquito-transmitted alphaviruses that cause debilitating acute and chronic musculoskeletal disease. Monocytes are implicated in the pathogenesis of these infections; however, their specific roles are not well defined. To investigate the role of inflammatory Ly6ChiCCR2+ monocytes in alphavirus pathogenesis, we used CCR2-DTR transgenic mice, enabling depletion of these cells by administration of diptheria toxin (DT). DT-treated CCR2-DTR mice displayed more severe disease following CHIKV and RRV infection and had fewer Ly6Chi monocytes and NK cells in circulation and muscle tissue compared with DT-treated WT mice...
December 15, 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244817/curcumin-inhibits-activation-induced-by-urban-particulate-material-or-titanium-dioxide-nanoparticles-in-primary-human-endothelial-cells
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Angélica Montiel-Dávalos, Guadalupe Jazmin Silva Sánchez, Elizabeth Huerta-García, Cristhiam Rueda-Romero, Giovanny Soca Chafre, Irma B Mitre-Aguilar, Ernesto Alfaro-Moreno, José Pedraza-Chaverri, Rebeca López-Marure
Curcumin has protective effects against toxic agents and shows preventive properties for various diseases. Particulate material with an aerodynamic diameter of ≤10 μm (PM10) and titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2-NPs) induce endothelial dysfunction and activation. We explored whether curcumin is able to attenuate different events related to endothelial activation. This includes adhesion, expression of adhesion molecules and oxidative stress induced by PM10 and TiO2-NPs. Human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVEC) were treated with 1, 10 and 100 μM curcumin for 1 h and then exposed to PM10 at 3 μg/cm2 or TiO2-NPs at 10 μg/cm2...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244806/cellular-selectivity-of-aav-serotypes-for-gene-delivery-in-neurons-and-astrocytes-by-neonatal-intracerebroventricular-injection
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Sean L Hammond, Ashley N Leek, Evan H Richman, Ronald B Tjalkens
The non-pathogenic parvovirus, adeno-associated virus (AAV), is an efficient vector for transgene expression in vivo and shows promise for treatment of brain disorders in clinical trials. Currently, there are more than 100 AAV serotypes identified that differ in the binding capacity of capsid proteins to specific cell surface receptors that can transduce different cell types and brain regions in the CNS. In the current study, multiple AAV serotypes expressing a GFP reporter (AAV1, AAV2/1, AAVDJ, AAV8, AAVDJ8, AAV9, AAVDJ9) were screened for their infectivity in both primary murine astrocyte and neuronal cell cultures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244804/conditional-knockout-mice-for-the-distal-appendage-protein-cep164-reveal-its-essential-roles-in-airway-multiciliated-cell-differentiation
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Saul S Siller, Himanshu Sharma, Shuai Li, June Yang, Yong Zhang, Michael J Holtzman, Wipawee Winuthayanon, Holly Colognato, Bernadette C Holdener, Feng-Qian Li, Ken-Ichi Takemaru
Multiciliated cells of the airways, brain ventricles, and female reproductive tract provide the motive force for mucociliary clearance, cerebrospinal fluid circulation, and ovum transport. Despite their clear importance to human biology and health, the molecular mechanisms underlying multiciliated cell differentiation are poorly understood. Prior studies implicate the distal appendage/transition fiber protein CEP164 as a central regulator of primary ciliogenesis; however, its role in multiciliogenesis remains unknown...
December 15, 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244789/pigment-epithelium-derived-factor-from-arpe19-promotes-proliferation-and-inhibits-apoptosis-of-human-umbilical-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-serum-free-medium
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Dah-Ching Ding, Yao-Tseng Wen, Rong-Kung Tsai
Clinical expansion of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) is hampered by the lack of knowledge regarding how to prevent MSC apoptosis and promote their proliferation in serum-free medium. Our in vitro studies demonstrated that human umbilical cord MSCs (HUCMSCs) underwent apoptosis in the serum-free medium. When HUCMSCs were co-cultured with retinal pigment epithelial cells (ARPE19), however, HUCMSCs exhibited normal growth and morphology in serum-free medium. Their colony formation was promoted by the conditioned medium (CM) of ARPE19 cells on Matrigel...
December 15, 2017: Experimental & Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244772/sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expressed-in-myeloid-cells-slows-diet-induced-atherosclerosis-and-protects-against-macrophage-apoptosis-in-ldlr-ko-mice
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Leticia Gonzalez, Alexander S Qian, Usama Tahir, Pei Yu, Bernardo L Trigatti
We generated myeloid specific sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor 1 (S1pr1) deficient mice by crossing mice that had myeloid specific expression of Cre recombinase (lyzMCre) with mice having the S1pr1 gene flanked by loxP recombination sites. We transplanted bone marrow from these mice and control lyzMCre mice with intact macrophage S1pr1 gene expression into low-density lipoprotein (LDL) receptor gene (Ldlr) deficient mice. The resulting chimeras were fed a high fat atherogenic diet for nine or twelve weeks and evaluated for atherosclerosis development in the aortic sinus...
December 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244234/mechanisms-of-caspr2-antibodies-in-autoimmune-encephalitis-and-neuromyotonia
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Kristina R Patterson, Josep Dalmau, Eric Lancaster
OBJECTIVE: To determine the pathogenic mechanisms of autoantibodies to the cell adhesion molecule Caspr2 in acquired neuromyotonia and autoimmune encephalitis. METHODS: Caspr2 positive samples were confirmed using a cell-based assay, and their IgG subtypes were determined by ELISA and cell-based assay. A solid phase binding assay quantified the binding of Caspr2 to contactin-2 in the presence of Caspr2 autoantibodies. Living cultures of primary rat hippocampal neurons were incubated with Caspr2-positive or control sera and the distribution of Caspr2-positive immunofluorescent puncta and total surface Caspr2 were quantified...
December 15, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244203/pediatric-tolerogenic-dcs-expressing-cd4-and-immunoglobulin-like-transcript-receptor-ilt-4-secrete-il-10-in-response-to-fc-and-adenosine
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Alessandra Franco, Jeetendra Kumar, Gene Lin, Negar Behnamfar, Li-En Hisieh, Chisato Shimizu, Adriana H Tremoulet, Jane C Burns, Joel Linden
We characterized a novel population of tolerogenic myeloid dendritic cells (tmDCs) defined as CD11c+ CD11b+ CD14+ CD4+ and immunoglobulin-like transcript receptor (ILT)-4+ that are significantly more abundant in the circulation of infants and young children than in adults. TmDCs secrete the immunosuppressive lymphokine interleukin (IL)-10 when stimulated with the heavy constant region of immunoglobulins (Fc) and express high levels of the adenosine A2A receptor (A2A R), which, when activated by adenosine, inhibits the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines from most immune cells...
December 15, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244196/iron-overload-induces-g1-phase-arrest-and-autophagy-in-murine-preosteoblast-cells
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Wan-Jing Cen, Yi Feng, Shu-Shu Li, Wei-Liang Huang, Tao Zhang, Wu Zhang, Wei-Dong Kong, Jian-Wei Jiang
This study aimed to investigate the cell cycle arrest and autophagy induced by iron overload inMC3T3-E1 cells. MC3T3-E1 cells were cultured in different concentrations of ferric ammonium citrate (FAC), and Perls' Prussian blue reaction was used to detect the iron levels of the cells. CCK-8 assays were used to detect the growth of MC3T3-E1. The level of reactive oxygen species (ROS) within cells was investigated with DCFH-DA. PI staining was used to analyze the cell cycle distribution of MC3T3-E1 cells. Finally, the expression levels of cell cycle related proteins, autophagy related proteins, AKT, p38 MAPK, Stat3 and their downstream proteins were detected with western blot assays...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244099/the-role-of-vitamin-d-in-adipogenesis
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Clare F Dix, Johanna L Barcley, Olivia R L Wright
Vitamin D, a secosteroid predominately obtained by endogenous production, has in recent years been linked to obesity and its comorbidities. The purpose of this review is to draw conclusions from animal and human studies on the effects of vitamin D on adipogenesis to identify the molecular links between vitamin D and obesity. The information presented herein was obtained from 4 databases (PubMed, CINAHL, Cochrane Library, Scopus) using predefined search terms, as well as research literature and other reviews...
December 13, 2017: Nutrition Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29244026/jnj-63623872-treatment-in-adult-volunteers-experimentally-inoculated-with-live-influenza-virus-a-phase-iia-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Jose M Trevejo, Mohammed Asmal, Johan Vingerhoets, Ramon Polo, Sarah Robertson, Ying Jiang, Tara L Kieffer, Lorant Leopold
BACKGROUND: JNJ-63623872 is a novel, non-nucleoside polymerase complex inhibitor with in vitro activity against influenza A virus, including pandemic 2009 H1N1, H7N9, H5N1 strains as well as neuraminidase-and amantadine-resistant strains. METHODS: Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, Phase 2a study. Healthy volunteers (N = 104) were inoculated with an influenza A/Wisconsin/67/2005 (H3N2) challenge virus. 72 received JNJ-63623872 and 32 placebo. JNJ-63623872 was dosed for 5 days once daily from 24 hours after viral inoculation at four dose levels: 100 mg, 400 mg, loading dose 900/600 mg and loading dose 1200/600 mg...
December 15, 2017: Antiviral Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243993/modeling-the-bioconversion-of-starch-to-p-hb-co-hv-optimized-by-experimental-design-using-bacillus-megaterium-bbst4-strain
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Mauricio A Porras, Fernando D Ramos, María S Diaz, María A Cubitto, Marcelo A Villar
Poly(hydroxybutyrate-co-hydroxyvalerate) (P(HB-co-HV)) is a prominent biopolymer as a potential candidate for use in the biomedical area. Several Bacillus spp. strains show promising characteristics in the use of several carbon sources and are an interesting alternative for the production of P(HB-co-HV). Sewage from the agricultural and food processing industries can be used to obtain abundantly starch as a carbon source for PHA production. The aim of the present study was to optimize the production of PHA using a Bacillus megaterium strain using starch as sole carbon source and develop dynamic mathematical model as a predictive tool of the process...
December 15, 2017: Environmental Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243844/in-vitro-improvement-of-quail-primordial-germ-cell-expansion-through-activation-of-tgf-beta-signaling-pathway
#18
Saeed Yakhkeshi, Shaban Rahimi, Mohsen Sharafi, Seyedeh-Nafiseh Hassani, Sara Taleahmad, Abdolhossein Shahverdi, Hossein Baharvand
Avian primordial germ cells (PGCs) have valuable potentials to cell-based approaches for transgenic bird production. In this regard, improvement of avian PGC expansion in vitro is necessary. Among experimental avian species, quail is a good model for transgenic technology, especially due to its short generation time. In the present study, we have examined the proliferative effects of transforming growth factor β (TGF-β) on the quail PGCs. After isolation of quail PGCs from blood [Hamburger-Hamilton (HH stages 13-15)] and gonads (HH stages 28-30), these cells were cultured on quail embryonic fibroblasts (QEF)...
December 15, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243797/rapamycin-induces-human-acute-promyelocytic-leukemia-cell-hl-60-autophagic-apoptosis
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Y-H Zhang, Q-F Lin, X-L Wang, Q-Y Li, J-J Chai, X-J Fan
OBJECTIVE: We aimed at investigating the effects of rapamycin on apoptosis and autophagy of human acute promyelocytic leukemia cell line HL-60, and to preliminarily explore the mechanism of extra medullary infiltration of leukemia cells with human acute promyelocytic leukemia cell line HL-60 as the object of study, providing a theoretical basis for the clinical treatment of leukemia. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After HL-60 cells were cultured in vitro, the effect of rapamycin on proliferation ability of HL-60 cells was determined by methyl thiazolyl tetrazolium (MTT) method, the cell apoptosis ratio was detected by flow cytometer, the change of autophagy after HL-60 cells acted by rapamycin was tested by monodansylcadaverine (MDC) fluorescence staining, the mRNA expression of autophagy-related molecule was detected by polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and the expressions of apoptosis-related protein and autophagy-related protein were determined by Western blotting (WB)...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243791/mir-181a-mediates-ang-ii-induced-myocardial-hypertrophy-by-mediating-autophagy
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A-L Li, J-B Lv, L Gao
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between miR-181a and cardiac hypertrophy and autophagy in rats with myocardial hypertrophy, and whether miR-181a regulates the autophagy through ATG5, thereby participating in the occurrence and development of myocardial hypertrophy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The rat model of myocardial hypertrophy was established via the abdominal aortic coarctation. The expression of miR-181a in cardiac tissues was detected via reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR)...
December 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
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