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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454364/personalized-therapy-tests-for-the-monitoring-of-chronic-lymphocytic-leukemia-development
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Małgorzata Rogalińska, Paweł Góralski, Jerzy Z Błoński, Paweł Robak, Jan Barciszewski, Aneta Koceva-Chyła, Henryk Piekarski, Tadeusz Robak, Zofia M Kilianska
There is individual variation in the course of disease development and response to therapy of patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). Novel treatment options for CLL include a new generation of purine analogs, antibodies and inhibitors of specific cell signaling pathways, which typically induce apoptosis or necrosis. A prospective analysis of patient blood samples revealed that a combination of four tests allowed the most appropriate and effective type of treatment to be selected prior to drug administration, and for the analysis of leukemic cell sensitivity to anticancer drug(s) during disease development...
April 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454344/galectin-7-promotes-the-invasiveness-of-human-oral-squamous-cell-carcinoma-cells-via-activation-of-erk-and-jnk-signaling
#2
Jia-Ping Guo, Xiao-Guang Li
Galectin-7 is a member of the β-galactoside-binding protein family, and is highly expressed in oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of manipulating galectin-7 expression on the biological phenotype of human OSCC cells and the associated molecular mechanisms. Knockdown of endogenous galectin-7 via small interfering RNA (siRNA) was performed and cell proliferation, apoptosis, migration, and invasion were subsequently assessed. The data indicated that galectin-7 silencing had no impact on the proliferation or apoptosis of OSCC cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454294/mesenchymal-stem-cell-conditioned-medium-promotes-mda-mb-231-cell-migration-and-inhibits-a549-cell-migration-by-regulating-insulin-receptor-and-human-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-3-phosphorylation
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Pengfei Li, Hongwei Zhou, Guohu Di, Jin Liu, Yang Liu, Zhihong Wang, Yinxuan Sun, Haifeng Duan, Junzhong Sun
Various in vitro and in vivo studies have linked mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) with cancer, but little is known about the effect of MSCs on tumor progression. The present study aimed to analyze the role of the MSCs from different tissues, consisting of human bone marrow, adipose and the umbilical cord tissues, and the heterogeneity of tumors in tumor progression. By collecting the culture supernatants of MSCs as MSC-conditioned media (CMs), the present study found that MSC-CM produces no significant effect on the proliferation of MDA-MB-231 and A549 tumor cells...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454260/k9-c4h4fn2o2-2nd-pw11o39-2%C3%A2-25h2o-induces-apoptosis-in-human-lung-cancer-a549-cells
#4
Rong-Yao Xia, Ran-Ran Zhang, Zhe Jiang, Ya-Jiao Sun, Jing Liu, Fu-Hui Chen
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-associated mortality worldwide. The present study investigated the effects of K9(C4H4FN2O2)2Nd(PW11O39)2·25H2O (FNdPW), a chemically synthesized polyoxometalate that contains rare earth elements, on lung cancer growth, and explored the mechanism underlying its actions. The effects of FNdPW on the cell viability and apoptosis of human lung cancer A549 cells were measured using MTT assay, acridine orange/ethidium bromide staining and electron microscopy. The expression of apoptosis-related proteins, including B-cell lymphoma (Bcl)-2-associated death promoter (Bad), phosphorylated (p)-Bad, X-linked inhibitor of apoptosis (XIAP), apoptosis-inducing factor (AIF), Bcl-2-associated X protein (Bax) and Bcl-2, was determined by western blotting...
March 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454190/evaluation-of-the-effect-of-epilobium-angustifolium-aqueous-extract-on-lncap-cell-proliferation-in-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-models
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Jakub P Piwowarski, Barbara Bobrowska-Korczak, Iwona Stanisławska, Wojciech Bielecki, Robert Wrzesien, Sebastian Granica, Katarzyna Krupa, Anna K Kiss
Epilobium sp. are commonly used in traditional medicine in the treatment of early stages of benign prostatic hyperplasia and inflammation. It is suggested that a dominating constituent, oenothein B, is responsible for the extracts therapeutic effects. Several bioactivities were established for extracts and oenothein B in various in vitro models, but due to the questionable bioavailability of this dimeric macrocyclic ellagitannin, their significance in the in vivo effects remains unresolved. We have thus focused our attention on a complex comparative investigation of the in vitro and in vivo activities of phytochemically characterized Epilobium angustifolium aqueous extract and oenothein B on prostate cancer cells proliferation...
April 28, 2017: Planta Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454116/neuroprotection-by-ifn-%C3%AE-via-astrocyte-secreted-il-6-in-acute-neuroinflammation
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Lijie Sun, Yan Li, Xiuzhi Jia, Qi Wang, Yue Li, Minghui Hu, Linlu Tian, Jinfeng Yang, Wenjing Xing, Weihua Zhang, Jingtao Wang, Hongwei Xu, Lihua Wang, Dekai Zhang, Huan Ren
Inflammation eliminates pathogenic infections while also threatening the integrity of the central nervous system. In this study, using in vivo and in vitro models of acute neuroinflammation, we investigated the mechanisms by which inflammation and astrocytes affect neuronal apoptosis. The in vitro model mimicked acute neuroinflammation by incubation in IFN-γ-containing media with primary cultured cerebellar granule neurons, with or without cultured astrocytes. This quickly induced neuronal apoptosis characterized by cleaved caspase-3 expression, Hoechst 33342 staining, and intercellular Ca2+ influx, whereas the presence of astrocytes significantly protected neurons from these effects...
April 9, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454063/interaction-of-amino-acid-functionalized-silver-nanoparticles-and-candida-albicans-polymorphs-a-deep-uv-fluorescence-imaging-study
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Radovan Dojčilović, Jelena D Pajović, Dušan K Božanić, Una Bogdanović, Vesna V Vodnik, Suzana Dimitrijević-Branković, Miona G Miljković, Slavka Kaščaková, Matthieu Réfrégiers, Vladimir Djoković
The interaction of the tryptophan functionalized Ag nanoparticles and live Candida albicans cells was studied by synchrotron excitation deep-ultraviolet (DUV) fluorescence imaging at the DISCO beamline of Synchrotron SOLEIL. DUV imaging showed that incubation of the fungus with functionalized nanoparticles results in significant increase in the fluorescence signal. The analysis of the images revealed that the interaction of the nanoparticles with (pseudo)hyphae polymorphs of the diploid fungus was less pronounced than in the case of yeast cells or budding spores...
April 23, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28454049/response-surface-method-optimization-of-a-novel-hypericin-formulation-in-p123-micelles-for-colorectal-cancer-and-antimicrobial-photodynamic-therapy
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Maiara Camotti Montanha, Larissa Lachi Silva, Fernanda Belincanta Borghi Pangoni, Gabriel Batista Cesar, Renato Sonchini Gonçalves, Wilker Caetano, Noboru Hioka, Tania Toyomi Tominaga, Márcia Edilaine Lopes Consolaro, Andréa Diniz, Elza Kimura
The photodynamic properties of Hypericin (Hyp) may be used as an alternative treatment for malignancies of the lower gastrointestinal tract and for the prevention of surgical-site infection; however, its use in photodynamic therapy has been limited because of its poor hydrosolubility. Therefore, in order to improve its water solubility and its photodynamic effect, Hyp was encapsulated in Pluronic P123 (P123) and the photodynamic effects against intestinal and epidermal bacteria and against two lineages of intestinal colon carcinoma cells were investigated...
April 12, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453850/a-novel-ligand-of-toll-like-receptor-4-from-the-sheath-of-wuchereria-bancrofti-microfilaria-induces-proinflammatory-response-in-macrophages
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Suprabhat Mukherjee, Sandip Mukherjee, Tushar K Maiti, Samir Bhattacharya, Santi P Sinha Babu
Background.: Lymphatic filariasis, frequently caused from Wuchereria bancrofti infection, is endemic in several parts of the globe and responsible for human health problems and socioeconomic loss to a large extent. Inflammatory consequences originating from host-parasite interaction play a major role in the disease pathology and allied complications. The identity of the key mediator of this process is yet unknown in filarial research. Methods.: Microfilarial protein (MfP) was isolated from the sheath of W...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453742/blinded-contractility-analysis-in-hipsc-cardiomyocytes-in-engineered-heart-tissue-format-comparison-with-human-atrial-trabeculae
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Ingra Mannhardt, Alexandra Eder, Berengere Dumotier, Maksymilian Prondzynski, Elisabeth Krämer, Martin Traebert, Klaus-Dieter Söhren, Frederik Flenner, Konstantina Stathopoulou, Marc D Lemoine, Lucie Carrier, Torsten Christ, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Objective: Human induced pluripotent stem cell-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CM) may serve as a new assay for drug testing in a human context, but their validity particularly for the evaluation of inotropic drug effects remains unclear. In this blinded analysis, we compared the effects of 10 indicator compounds with known inotropic effects in electrically stimulated (1.5 Hz) hiPSC-CM-derived 3 dimensional engineered heart tissue (EHT) and human atrial trabeculae (hAT). Methods and results: Human EHTs were prepared from iCell® hiPSC-CM, hAT obtained at routine heart surgery...
April 27, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453571/effect-of-shenmai-injection-on-preventing-the-development-of-nitroglycerin-induced-tolerance-in-rats
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Qian Zhou, Yan Sun, Wangxiao Tan, Xiao Liu, Yuchen Qian, Xianghui Ma, Ting Wang, Xiaoying Wang, Xiumei Gao
Long-term nitroglycerin (NTG) therapy causes tolerance to its effects attributing to increased oxidative stress and endothelial dysfunction. Shenmai injection (SMI), which is clinically used to treat cardiovascular diseases, consists of two herbal medicines, Ginseng Rubra and Ophiopogonjaponicas, and is reported to have antioxidant effects. The present study was designed to investigate the potential preventive effects of Shenmai injection on development of nitroglycerin-induced tolerance. The present study involves both in vivo and in vitro experiments to investigate nitroglycerin-induced tolerance...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28450110/a-hydrocortisone-derivative-binds-to-gapdh-and-reduces-the-toxicity-of-extracellular-polyglutamine-containing-aggregates
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Vladimir F Lazarev, Elena R Mikhaylova, Elizaveta A Dutysheva, Roman V Suezov, Irina V Guzhova, Boris A Margulis
Huntington's disease (HD) has been recently shown to have a horizontally transmitted, prion-like pathology. Thus, the migration of polyglutamine-containing aggregates to acceptor cells is important for the progression of HD. These aggregates contain glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase (GAPDH), which increases their intracellular transport and their toxicity. Here, we show that RX624, a derivative of hydrocortisone that binds to GAPDH, prevents the formation of aggregates of GAPDH-polyglutamine excreted into the culture medium by PC-12 rat cells expressing mutant huntingtin...
April 24, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448936/composite-of-pah-degrading-endophytic-bacteria-reduces-contamination-and-health-risks-caused-by-pahs-in-vegetables
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Jian Wang, Juan Liu, Wanting Ling, Qingguo Huang, Yanzheng Gao
Vegetables accumulate polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at high concentrations when grown in contaminated sites. Inoculation with PAH-degrading endophytic bacteria (EBPAH) has been recognized as one of the most promising ways to remove PAHs from plant bodies; however, the performance of single endophytic bacteria is generally limited. This investigation used a composite of eight EBPAH to reduce the contamination and health risk posed by 16 EPA priority PAHs in vegetables including Chinese cabbage (Brassica chinensis L...
April 24, 2017: Science of the Total Environment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448873/osthole-attenuates-lipid-accumulation-regulates-the-expression-of-inflammatory-mediators-and-increases-antioxidants-in-fl83b-cells
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Wen-Chung Huang, Po-Chen Liao, Chun-Hsun Huang, Sindy Hu, Shih-Chun Huang, Shu-Ju Wu
Osthole is found in Cnidium monnieri (L.) and has anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidative properties. It also inhibits the proliferation of hepatocellular carcinoma cells. This study aimed to evaluate the osthole suppressive nonalcoholic fatty liver disease effects in oleic acid (OA)-induced hepatic steatosis and if it can modulate inflammatory responses and oxidative stress. FL83B cells were pretreated with OA (250μΜ) for 24h, and then added different concentrations of osthole (3-100μM) for 24h. Subsequently, lipolysis and transcription factors of adipogenesis and phosphorylation of AMP-activated protein kinase proteins were measured...
April 24, 2017: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448744/plant-signals-during-beetle-scolytus-multistriatus-feeding-in-american-elm-ulmus-americana-planch
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Brett M Saremba, Fiona J M Tymm, Kathy Baethke, Mark R Rheault, Sherif M Sherif, Praveen K Saxena, Susan J Murch
American Elms were devastated by an outbreak of Dutch Elm Disease is caused by the fungus Ophiostoma novo-ulmi Brasier that originated in Asia and arrived in the early 1900s. In spite of decades of study, the specific mechanisms and disease resistance in some trees is not well understood. the fungus is spread by a number of species of bark beetles in the genus Scolytus, during their dispersal and feeding. Our objective was to understand elm responses to beetle feeding in the absence of the fungus to identify potential resistance mechanisms...
April 27, 2017: Plant Signaling & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448613/water-temperature-dependent-degradation-of-environmental-dna-and-its-relation-to-bacterial-abundance
#16
Satsuki Tsuji, Masayuki Ushio, Sho Sakurai, Toshifumi Minamoto, Hiroki Yamanaka
Environmental DNA (eDNA) is DNA shed by organisms into surrounding environments such as soil and water. The new methods using eDNA as a marker for species detection are being rapidly developed. Here we explore basic knowledge regarding the dependence of the eDNA degradation rate on time and water temperature, and the relationship between eDNA degradation and bacterial abundance. This subject has not been well clarified, even though it is essential for improving the reliability of eDNA analysis. To determine the time- and water temperature-dependent degradation of eDNA, river water was sampled and eDNA concentrations were determined for ayu sweetfish (Plecoglossus altivelis altivelis) and common carp (Cyprinus carpio) at seven time points, over a 48-h period, and at three different water temperatures...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448585/impact-of-temperature-and-soil-type-on-mycobacterium-bovis-survival-in-the-environment
#17
Elodie Barbier, Murielle Rochelet, Laurent Gal, Maria Laura Boschiroli, Alain Hartmann
Mycobacterium bovis, the causative agent of the bovine tuberculosis (bTB), mainly affects cattle, its natural reservoir, but also a wide range of domestic and wild mammals. Besides direct transmission via contaminated aerosols, indirect transmission of the M. bovis between wildlife and livestock might occur by inhalation or ingestion of environmental substrates contaminated through infected animal shedding. We monitored the survival of M. bovis in two soil samples chosen for their contrasted physical and-chemical properties (i...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448569/dynamics-and-complexity-of-body-temperature-in-preterm-infants-nursed-in-incubators
#18
Kerstin Jost, Isabelle Pramana, Edgar Delgado-Eckert, Nitin Kumar, Alexandre N Datta, Urs Frey, Sven M Schulzke
BACKGROUND: Poor control of body temperature is associated with mortality and major morbidity in preterm infants. We aimed to quantify its dynamics and complexity to evaluate whether indices from fluctuation analyses of temperature time series obtained within the first five days of life are associated with gestational age (GA) and body size at birth, and presence and severity of typical comorbidities of preterm birth. METHODS: We recorded 3h-time series of body temperature using a skin electrode in incubator-nursed preterm infants...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448526/human-alkaline-phosphatase-dephosphorylates-microbial-products-and-is-elevated-in-preterm-neonates-with-a-history-of-late-onset-sepsis
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Matthew Pettengill, Juan D Matute, Megan Tresenriter, Julie Hibbert, David Burgner, Peter Richmond, José Luis Millán, Al Ozonoff, Tobias Strunk, Andrew Currie, Ofer Levy
BACKGROUND: A host defense function for Alkaline phosphatases (ALPs) is suggested by the contribution of intestinal ALP to detoxifying bacterial lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) in animal models in vivo and the elevation of ALP activity following treatment of human cells with inflammatory stimuli in vitro. However the activity of ALP in human plasma (primarily tissue-nonspecific ALP; TNAP) on lipopolysaccharide and other microbial products has not been assessed, nor has its expression been studied in preterm newborns, a vulnerable population at high risk of sepsis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448053/automated-contraction-analysis-of-human-engineered-heart-tissue-for-cardiac-drug-safety-screening
#20
Ingra Mannhardt, Umber Saleem, Anika Benzin, Thomas Schulze, Birgit Klampe, Thomas Eschenhagen, Arne Hansen
Cardiac tissue engineering describes techniques to constitute three dimensional force-generating engineered tissues. For the implementation of these procedures in basic research and preclinical drug development, it is important to develop protocols for automated generation and analysis under standardized conditions. Here, we present a technique to generate engineered heart tissue (EHT) from cardiomyocytes of different species (rat, mouse, human). The technique relies on the assembly of a fibrin-gel containing dissociated cardiomyocytes between elastic polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) posts in a 24-well format...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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