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Monica H Breitve, Luiza J Chwiszczuk, Kolbjørn Brønnick, Minna J Hynninen, Bjørn H Auestad, Dag Aarsland, Arvid Rongve
Introduction: There are relatively few longitudinal studies on the differences in cognitive decline between Alzheimer's disease (AD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), and the majority of existing studies have suboptimal designs. Aim: We investigated the differences in cognitive decline in AD compared to DLB over 4 years and cognitive domain predictors of progression. Methods: In a longitudinal study, 266 patients with first-time diagnosis of mild dementia were included and followed annually...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
Kai Huang, Chuan Fang, Kaikai Yi, Xing Liu, Hongzhao Qi, Yanli Tan, Junhu Zhou, Ying Li, Mingyang Liu, Yuqing Zhang, Jingxuan Yang, Jianning Zhang, Min Li, Chunsheng Kang
Exosomes play critical roles in intercellular communication in both nearby and distant cells in individuals and organs. Polymerase I and transcript release factor (PTRF), also known as Cavin1, has previously been described as a critical factor in caveola formation, and aberrant PTRF expression has been reported in various malignancies. However, the function of PTRF in tumor progression remains controversial, and its role in glioma is poorly understood. In this study, we report that PTRF is associated with malignancy grade and poor prognosis in glioma patients...
2018: Theranostics
Thomas W M Crozier, Michele Tinti, Richard J Wheeler, Tony Ly, Michael A J Ferguson, Angus I Lamond
We describe a single-step centrifugal elutriation method to produce synchronous G1-phase procyclic trypanosomes at a scale amenable for proteomic analysis of the cell cycle. Using ten-plex tandem mass tag (TMT) labelling and mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics technology, the expression levels of 5,325 proteins were quantified across the cell cycle in this parasite. Of these, 384 proteins were classified as cell-cycle regulated and subdivided into nine clusters with distinct temporal regulation. These groups included many known cell cycle regulators in trypanosomes, which validates the approach...
March 19, 2018: Molecular & Cellular Proteomics: MCP
Futoshi Matsushita, Hirotaka Kida, Ken-Ichi Tabei, Chizuru Nakano, Keita Matsuura, Yuichiro Ii, Ryogen Sasaki, Akira Taniguchi, Yugo Narita, Masayuki Maeda, Masayuki Satoh, Hidekazu Tomimoto
Introduction: This study aims to investigate the association between the presence and frequency of cortical lesions (CLs), and the clinical and psychological features of multiple sclerosis (MS). Methods: A total of 19 patients with MS were examined using double inversion recovery (DIR) sequences with 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and classified into two groups: CL and non-CL. In-house software was used to quantitatively determine the atrophy of each brain region...
March 2018: Brain and Behavior
Shuping Yang, Xin Li, Xinfeng Liu, Xiangbin Ding, Xiangbo Xin, Congfei Jin, Sheng Zhang, Guangpeng Li, Hong Guo
MSTN -encoded myostatin is a negative regulator of skeletal muscle development. Here, we utilized the gluteus tissues from MSTN gene editing and wild type Luxi beef cattle which are native breed of cattle in China, performed tandem mass tag (TMT) -based comparative proteomics and phosphoproteomics analyses to investigate the regulatory mechanism of MSTN related to cellular metabolism and signaling pathway in muscle development. Out of 1,315 proteins, 69 differentially expressed proteins (DEPs) were found in global proteomics analysis...
February 16, 2018: Oncotarget
Naoaki Kawakami, Emi Miura, Masayoshi Nagai
Research based on terror management theory (TMT) has consistently found that reminders to individuals about their mortality engender responses aimed at shoring up faith in their cultural belief system. Previous studies have focused on the critical role that the accessibility of death-related thought plays in these effects. Moreover, it has been shown that these effects occur even when death-related stimuli are presented without awareness, suggesting the unconscious effects of mortality salience. Because one pervasive cultural ideal for men is to be strong, we hypothesized that priming death-related stimuli would lead to increasing physical force for men, but not for women...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
Alexander Hogrebe, Louise von Stechow, Dorte B Bekker-Jensen, Brian T Weinert, Christian D Kelstrup, Jesper V Olsen
Comprehensive mass spectrometry (MS)-based proteomics is now feasible, but reproducible quantification remains challenging, especially for post-translational modifications such as phosphorylation. Here, we compare the most popular quantification techniques for global phosphoproteomics: label-free quantification (LFQ), stable isotope labeling by amino acids in cell culture (SILAC) and MS2 - and MS3 -measured tandem mass tags (TMT). In a mixed species comparison with fixed phosphopeptide ratios, we find LFQ and SILAC to be the most accurate techniques...
March 13, 2018: Nature Communications
Lingyan Ping, Duc M Duong, Luming Yin, Marla Gearing, James J Lah, Allan I Levey, Nicholas T Seyfried
Patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD) and Parkinson's disease (PD) often have overlap in clinical presentation and brain neuropathology suggesting that these two diseases share common underlying mechanisms. Currently, the molecular pathways linking AD and PD are incompletely understood. Utilizing Tandem Mass Tag (TMT) isobaric labeling and synchronous precursor selection-based MS3 (SPS-MS3) mass spectrometry, we performed an unbiased quantitative proteomic analysis of post-mortem human brain tissues (n=80) from four different groups defined as controls, AD, PD, and co-morbid AD/PD cases across two brain regions (frontal cortex and anterior cingulate gyrus)...
March 13, 2018: Scientific Data
Petra Bilić, Nicolas Guillemin, Alan Kovačević, Blanka Beer Ljubić, Ines Jović, Asier Galan, Peter David Eckersall, Richard Burchmore, Vladimir Mrljak
Idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy (iDCM) is a primary myocardial disorder with an unknown aetiology, characterized by reduced contractility and ventricular dilation of the left or both ventricles. Naturally occurring canine iDCM was used herein to identify serum proteomic signature of the disease compared to the healthy state, providing an insight into underlying mechanisms and revealing proteins with biomarker potential. To achieve this, we used high-throughput label-based quantitative LC-MS/MS proteomics approach and bioinformatics analysis of the in silico inferred interactome protein network created from the initial list of differential proteins...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
Li Yang, Qing-Hua Zou, Yan Zhang, Yin Shi, Chun-Rong Hu, Cai-Xia Hui, Xiao-Fei Liu, Yong-Fei Fang
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients may suffer from comorbid neuropsychiatric symptoms including mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Although comorbidity of MCI is common, there are currently no validated plasma biomarkers to aid MCI diagnosis. This study screened plasma from patients with RA with and without comorbid MCI to identify potential biomarkers useful in the differential diagnosis of comorbid MCI. Plasma samples were collected from patients with RA without comorbid MCI, with comorbid MCI, and from healthy controls...
March 10, 2018: Clinical Rheumatology
Huina Zhang, Fan Yang, Yichen Guo, Li Wang, Fang Fang, Hao Wu, Shaoping Nie, Yifan Wang, Man-Lung Fung, Yu Huang, Haiteng Deng, Yanwen Qin, Xinliang Ma, Yongxiang Wei
OBJECTIVE: Obstructive sleep apnea hypopnea syndrome (OSAHS) is an independent risk factor for many clinical complications. However, how OSAHS cause multiple organ injury and initiate inter-organ communication remains unclear. Moreover, despite it is well-recognized that chronic intermittent hypoxia (CIH) is a main feature of OSAHS, specific contribution of CIH to overall OSAHS-initiated pathological complications remains unclear. This study aimed to use an unbiased proteomic approach to determine whether OSAHS alters protein profiles of serum extracellular microvesicles (SEMVs) and how CIH contributes to such alterations...
March 6, 2018: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
Matthew Sonnett, Eyan Yeung, Martin Wühr
Quantitative analysis of proteomes across multiple time points, organelles, and perturbations is essential for understanding both fundamental biology and disease states. The development of isobaric tags (e.g. TMT) have enabled the simultaneous measurement of peptide abundances across several different conditions. These multiplexed approaches are promising in principle because of advantages in throughput and measurement quality. However, in practice existing multiplexing approaches suffer from key limitations...
March 9, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Linchu Han, Chengzhi Liu, Cunbo Fan, Zhenwei Li, Jingxu Zhang, Xiaolin Yin
A warping harness is proposed to simply and efficiently correct low-order aberrations that occur during manufacturing and operation of a telescope. For the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) tertiary mirror, the issue to be solved by the warping harness is particularly challenging due to its complicated load conditions and limited mounting space. In this study, first, a new type of whiffletree-based warping harness configuration applied to a ¼-prototype TMT tertiary mirror is presented and optimized using finite element analysis (FEA) to improve the output precision of the moment actuator...
March 1, 2018: Applied Optics
Fangxu Sun, Alexander A Choi, Ronghu Wu
Fatty acids (FAs) are essential components in cells and are involved in many cellular activities. Abnormal FA metabolism has been reported to be related to human diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases. Identification and quantification of FAs provide insights into their functions in biological systems, but it is very challenging to analyze them due to their structures and properties. In this work, we developed a novel method by integrating tagging FAs with stable isotope labeled aminoxy tandem mass tags (aminoxyTMTs) and mass spectrometric analysis with the positive mode...
March 9, 2018: Journal of Proteome Research
Hlaing H Maw, Xingzhong Zeng, Scot Campbell, Mitchell E Taub, Aaron M Teitelbaum
BI 187004, an 11β-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 1 (HSD) inhibitor, was administered once daily for 14 days to eight patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. N-methylation was identified as a major biotransformation pathway. In four patients treated with BI 187004, the plasma exposure of an N-methylbenzimidazole metabolite (M1) was 7 fold higher than the remaining four patients, indicating a substantial degree of metabolic variation. To identify the methyltransferase enzyme(s) responsible for N-methylation, BI 187004 was incubated with human liver microsomes (HLM), human kidney microsomes (HKM), and their respective cytosolic preparations in the presence and absence of isoform-selective chemical inhibitors...
March 7, 2018: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
Sapto Yuliani, Mustofa, Ginus Partadiredja
INTRODUCTION: Oxidative stress is known to contribute to the pathogenesis of neurodegenerative disorders. An ethanolic turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) extract containing curcumin has been reported to produce antioxidant effects. OBJECTIVE: The present study aims to investigate the possible neuroprotective effects of the ethanolic turmeric extract against trimethyltin (TMT)-induced oxidative stress in Sprague Dawley rats. METHODS: The ethanolic turmeric extract and citicoline were administered to the TMT exposed rats from day 1 to day 28 of the experiment...
March 7, 2018: Nutritional Neuroscience
Ming Wang, Shuhong An, Diyi Wang, Haizhen Ji, Min Geng, Xingjing Guo, Zhaojin Wang
Exposure to carcinogens of tobacco smoke may result in methylation of protease-activated receptors-4 (PAR4) gene and further induces the loss of PAR4 expression, which is considered to be involved in carcinogenesis of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). Here we employed a TMT-based quantitative proteomic approach to identify PAR4-regulated changes of proteomic profiles in ESCC cells and to identify potentially therapeutic value. A total of 33 proteins were found significantly changed with 15 up-regulated and 18 down-regulated in PAR4-activating peptide (PAR4-AP) treated ESCC cells compared with controls...
March 4, 2018: Pathology Oncology Research: POR
Yafeng Zhu, Lukas M Orre, Henrik J Johansson, Mikael Huss, Jorrit Boekel, Mattias Vesterlund, Alejandro Fernandez-Woodbridge, Rui M M Branca, Janne Lehtiö
Proteogenomics enable the discovery of novel peptides (from unannotated genomic protein-coding loci) and single amino acid variant peptides (derived from single-nucleotide polymorphisms and mutations). Increasing the reliability of these identifications is crucial to ensure their usefulness for genome annotation and potential application as neoantigens in cancer immunotherapy. We here present integrated proteogenomics analysis workflow (IPAW), which combines peptide discovery, curation, and validation. IPAW includes the SpectrumAI tool for automated inspection of MS/MS spectra, eliminating false identifications of single-residue substitution peptides...
March 2, 2018: Nature Communications
Hiroyuki Umegaki, Taeko Makino, Kazuki Uemura, Hiroyuki Shimada, Xian W Cheng, Masafumi Kuzuya
AIM: Physical activity (PA) and cognition have reportedly been associated with each other. However, it remains to be elucidated what intensities of PA are most strongly associated with cognition. In the current study, we aimed to determine the association between the intensities of objectively measured PA and cognitive function. METHODS: The present study was a cross-sectional analysis of the data obtained at registration in a randomized control trial in Toyota, Japan...
February 28, 2018: Geriatrics & Gerontology International
Megan A Hird, Kristin A Vesely, Tahira Tasneem, Gustavo Saposnik, R Loch Macdonald, Tom A Schweizer
Background: Stroke can affect a variety of cognitive, perceptual, and motor abilities that are important for safe driving. Results of studies assessing post-stroke driving ability are quite variable in the areas and degree of driving impairment among patients. This highlights the need to consider clinical characteristics, including stroke subtype, when assessing driving performance. Methods: We compared the simulated driving performance of 30 chronic stroke patients (>3 months), including 15 patients with ischemic stroke (IS) and 15 patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and 20 age-matched controls...
2018: Frontiers in Neurology
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