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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232637/copper-ii-complexes-based-on-tripodal-pyrazolyl-amines-synthesis-structure-magnetic-properties-and-anticancer-activity
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Salah S Massoud, Febee R Louka, Gerard T Ducharme, Roland C Fischer, Franz A Mautner, Ján Vančo, Radovan Herchel, Zdeněk Dvořák, Zdeněk Trávníček
The Cu(II) complexes [Cu(bpdmpz)Cl]ClO4 (1), [Cu(bdmpzp)Cl]ClO4 (2-ClO4), [Cu(bdmpzp)Cl]PF6 (2-PF6) and [Cu(tdmpza)Cl]ClO4 (3), bpdmpzp=[bis[((2-pyridylmethyl)-di(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazolyl)methyl)]amine, bdmpzp=[bis((di(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazolyl)methyl)-(2-pyridylmethyl)]amine and tdmpza=tris[di(3,5-dimethyl-1H-pyrazolyl)-methyl)]amine were synthesized and characterized by elemental analysis, magnetic and conductivity measurements, electrospray-ionization mass spectrometry, infrared and electronic spectroscopy, and X-ray crystallography...
December 5, 2017: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232591/impact-of-time-on-ultrasonic-cavitation-peening-via-detection-of-surface-plastic-deformation
#2
Fushi Bai, Kai-Alexander Saalbach, Liang Wang, Xiaogeng Wang, Jens Twiefel
During ultrasonic cavitation peening, bubbles repeatedly form and collapse, which leads to high impact loads on the treated surface. At the initial stage of ultrasonic cavitation peening, the most obvious change is plastic deformation instead of mass loss on the treated specimen surface. Meanwhile the plastic deformation is beneficial for mechanical surface properties. As the cavitation exposure time increases, erosion and damage are inflicted on the metal surface due to the increase in the number of collapse events...
December 5, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232206/bupivacaine-indirectly-potentiates-glutamate-induced-intracellular-calcium-signaling-in-rat-hippocampal-neurons-by-impairing-mitochondrial-function-in-cocultured-astrocytes
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Yuan Xing, Nan Zhang, Wei Zhang, Lei-Ming Ren
BACKGROUND: Bupivacaine induces central neurotoxicity at lower blood concentrations than cardiovascular toxicity. However, central sensitivity to bupivacaine is poorly understood. The toxicity mechanism might be related to glutamate-induced excitotoxicity in hippocampal cells. METHODS: The intracellular free Ca concentration ([Ca]i), mitochondrial membrane potential, and reactive oxygen species generation were measured by fluorescence and two-photon laser scanning microscopy in fetal rat hippocampal neurons and astrocytes...
December 12, 2017: Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231944/stability-of-plant-virus-based-nanocarriers-in-gastrointestinal-fluids
#4
Alberto Berardi, David J Evans, Francesca Baldelli Bombelli, George P Lomonossoff
Cowpea mosaic virus (CPMV) is a plant virus which is being extensively investigated as a drug delivery and vaccine nanocarrier for parenteral administration. However, to date little is known about the suitability of plant-based nanocarriers for oral delivery. In this study, the colloidal (i.e. aggregation), physical (i.e. denaturation) and chemical (i.e. digestion of the polypeptides) stability of CPMV and its empty virus-like particles (eVLPs) in conditions resembling the gastrointestinal fluids were evaluated...
December 12, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29231854/nisin-in-combination-with-cinnamaldehyde-and-edta-to-control-growth-of-escherichia-coli-strains-of-swine-origin
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Des Field, Inès Baghou, Mary C Rea, Gillian E Gardiner, R Paul Ross, Colin Hill
Post-weaning diarrhoea (PWD) due to enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli (ETEC) is an economically important disease in pig production worldwide. Although antibiotics have contributed significantly to mitigate the economic losses caused by PWD, there is major concern over the increased incidence of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria isolated from pigs. Consequently, suitable alternatives that are safe and effective are urgently required. Many naturally occurring compounds, including the antimicrobial peptide nisin and a number of plant essential oils, have been widely studied and are reported to be effective as antimicrobial agents against pathogenic microorganisms...
December 12, 2017: Antibiotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230949/glucocorticoid-receptor-activation-is-associated-with-increased-resistance-to-heat-induced-hyperthermia-and-injury
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Yifan Chen, Tianzheng Yu
AIM: Anti-inflammatory mediators likely play a key role in maintaining thermal homeostasis and providing protection against heat stress. The aim of this study was to investigate the association between activation of the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) and resistance to heat-induced hyperthermia and injury. METHODS: Effects of heat exposure on core body temperature, muscle GR phosphorylation status and subcellular expression were examined in control mice and thermal acclimation (TA)-exposed mice...
December 12, 2017: Acta Physiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230805/uspio-labeling-in-m1-and-m2-polarized-macrophages-an-in-vitro-study-using-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-scanner
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Chiara Zini, Mary Anna Venneri, Selenia Miglietta, Damiano Caruso, Natale Porta, Andrea Isidori, Daniela Fiore, Daniele Gianfrilli, Vincenzo Petrozza, Andrea Laghi
BACKGROUND: To evaluate USPIO labeling in different macrophage populations using a clinical 3.0T MR unit with optical and electron microscopy as the gold standard. METHODS: Human monocytic cell line were differentiated into macrophages. Afterwards M0 macrophages were incubated with IL-4 and IL-13 in order to obtain M2 polarized macrophages or with IFN-gamma and LPS for classical macrophage activation (M1). These groups were incubated with USPIO MR contrast agent (P904) for 36 hours; M0, M0+P904, M1+P904 and M2+P904 were analyzed in gel phantoms with a 3...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230227/anti-idiotypic-antibodies-against-bp-igg-prevent-type-xvii-collagen-depletion
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Mayumi Kamaguchi, Hiroaki Iwata, Yuiko Mori, Ellen Toyonaga, Hideyuki Ujiie, Yoshimasa Kitagawa, Hiroshi Shimizu
Bullous pemphigoid (BP) mainly targets type XVII collagen (COL17). Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg) is used to treat numerous autoimmune diseases, including BP. The major mechanism of action for IVIG is thought to be its immunomodulatory effect. However, little is known about the precise mechanisms of IVIg in BP. We investigate the cellular effects of IVIg, toward treatments for BP. Keratinocytes were treated with IgG from BP patients (BP-IgG) and with IVIg, and then the COL17 expression was detected by Western blotting...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230220/induction-of-human-lung-mast-cell-apoptosis-by-granule-permeabilization-a-novel-approach-for-targeting-mast-cells
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Aida Paivandy, Martin Sandelin, Helena Igelström, Per Landelius, Christer Janson, Fabio R Melo, Gunnar Pejler
Mast cells are implicated as detrimental players in inflammatory lung diseases, particularly asthma. Mast cells respond to activating stimuli by releasing a wide panel of pro-inflammatory compounds that can contribute profoundly to the pathology, and there is currently an unmet need for strategies that efficiently ameliorate harmful effects of mast cells under such conditions. Here, we sought to evaluate a novel concept for targeting human lung mast cells, by assessing the possibility of selectively depleting the lung mast cells by induction of apoptosis...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230206/anaerobic-corrosion-of-304-stainless-steel-caused-by-the-pseudomonas-aeruginosa-biofilm
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Ru Jia, Dongqing Yang, Dake Xu, Tingyue Gu
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a ubiquitous bacterium capable of forming problematic biofilms in many environments. They cause biocorrosion of medical implants and industrial equipment and infrastructure. Aerobic corrosion of P. aeruginosa against stainless steels has been reported by some researchers while there is a lack of reports on anaerobic P. aeruginosa corrosion in the literature. In this work, the corrosion by a wild-type P. aeruginosa (strain PAO1) biofilm against 304 stainless steel (304 SS) was investigated under strictly anaerobic condition for up to 14 days...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230175/the-combined-use-of-in-silico-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-analyses-to-assess-anti-cancerous-potential-of-a-bioactive-compound-from-cyanobacterium-nostoc-sp-mgl001
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Niveshika, Ekta Verma, Shashank K Maurya, Rajnikant Mishra, Arun K Mishra
Escalating incidences of cancer, especially in developed and developing countries, demand evaluation of potential unexplored natural drug resources. Here, anticancer potential of 9-Ethyliminomethyl-12-(morpholin-4-ylmethoxy)-5,8,13,16-tetraaza -hexacene-2,3-dicarboxylic acid (EMTAHDCA) isolated from fresh water cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. MGL001 was screened through in silico, in vitro, and in vivo studies. For in silico analysis, EMTAHDCA was selected as ligand and 11 cancer related proteins (Protein Data Bank ID: 1BIX, 1NOW, 1TE6, 2RCW, 2UVL, 2VCJ, 3CRY, 3HQU, 3NMQ, 5P21, and 4B7P) which are common targets of various anticancer drugs were selected as receptors...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229729/cdtc-induced-processing-of-membrane-bound-cdta-is-a-crucial-step-in-aggregatibacter-actinomycetemcomitans-cdt-holotoxin-formation
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Keiko Tsuruda, Oranart Matangkasombut, Masaru Ohara, Motoyuki Sugai
Aggregatibacter actinomycetemcomitans is an oral pathogen causing periodontal disease and bacterial endocarditis. It produces cytolethal distending toxin (CDT) that could damage mammalian cells and tissues. CDT is a tripartite protein toxin composed of CdtA, CdtB and CdtC. We have previously indicated that CdtA is a lipoprotein and the proteolytic processing of CdtA is important for biogenesis and secretion of CDT holotoxin. Here we established an in vitro processing assay of CdtA and investigated the interactions of CdtA with other Cdt subunits...
December 11, 2017: Infection and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229531/eriodictyol-stimulates-insulin-secretion-through-camp-pka-signaling-pathway-in-mice-islets
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Abdul Hameed, Rahman M Hafizur, Nusrat Hussain, Sayed Ali Raza, Mujeeb-Ur-Rehman, Sajda Ashraf, Zaheer Ul-Haq, Faisal Khan, Ghulam Abbas, M Iqbal Choudhary
Eriodictyol, a flavonoid isolated from Lyonia ovalifolia, was found to be the most potent insulin secretagogue in our preliminary studies. Here, we explored mechanism(s) of insulin secretory activity of eriodictyol in vitro and in vivo. Mice islets and MIN6 cells were incubated in basal and stimulatory glucose containing eriodictyol with or without agonist/antagonist. Secreted insulin and cAMP contents were measured using ELISA kits. K+- and Ca2+-channels currents were recorded with patch-clamp technique. Oral glucose tolerance test and plasma insulin was evaluated in non-diabetic and diabetic rats...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229512/efficiency-of-resveratrol-loaded-sericin-nanoparticles-promising-bionanocarriers-for-drug-delivery
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Kunat Suktham, Thongchai Koobkobkruad, Tuksadon Wutikhun, Suvimol Surassmo
Sericin protein nanoparticles are a biocompatible, bio-viable class of nanocarriers gaining prominence in drug delivery system. This research aimed to investigate the suitability fabrication of silk protein (SP) nanoparticles for loading with resveratrol (RSV) via a solventless precipitation technique. The addition of 0.5% (w/v) pluronic surfactant proved optimal for SP nanoparticle fabrication, with obtained nanoparticles being spherical, mono-dispersed and having mean size of approximately 200-400 nm. All exhibited negative surface charges, the extent of which being dependent on the SP concentration, and were non-toxic to normal skin fibroblasts (CRL-2522)...
December 8, 2017: International Journal of Pharmaceutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229389/direct-evidence-that-klk4-is-a-hydroxyapatite-binding-protein
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Vidal A Perez, Jonathan E Mangum, Michael J Hubbard
The protease kallikrein 4 (KLK4) plays a pivotal role during dental enamel formation by degrading the major enamel protein, amelogenin, prior to the final steps of enamel hardening. KLK4 dysfunction is known to cause some types of developmental defect in enamel but the mechanisms responsible for transient retention of KLK4 in semi-hardened enamel matrix remain unclear. To address contradictory reports about the affinity of KLK4 for enamel hydroxyapatite-like mineral, we used pure components in quasi-physiological conditions and found that KLK4 binds hydroxyapatite directly...
December 8, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229273/mannose-functionalized-solid-lipid-nanoparticles-are-effective-in-targeting-alveolar-macrophages
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Ana Costa, Bruno Sarmento, Vítor Seabra
Mannose receptor is highly expressed on alveolar macrophages, being a potential target to promote the specific local drug delivery of anti-tuberculosis agents through the use of functionalized nanocarriers. In this work, isoniazid (Isn)-loaded solid lipid nanoparticles (SLN), reinforced with stearylamine (SA) were produced by double emulsion technique and further surface-functionalized with mannose in a straightforward chemical approach. Upon pre-formulation assessment, SLN close to 500 nm average size, positively charged and with association efficiency of ISN close to 50% were obtained...
December 8, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229198/combined-raloxifene-and-letrozole-for-breast-cancer-patients
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Divya Vohora, Abul Kalam, Ankita Leekha, Sushama Talegaonkar, Anita Kamra Verma
Raloxifene, an anti-osteoporotic drug, is recently approved for prevention of breast cancer in postmenopausal women and thus the drug may be employed to combat the bony adverse effects of letrozole, another anticancer drug. However, the cytotoxic effect of their combination on human breast cancer (MCF-7) and human embryonic kidney (HEK) cell lines is not known. MCF-7 and HEK cell lines were treated with different graded doses of letrozole, raloxifene and their combination, then incubated for 24-48 h. MTT assay was performed to check the cytotoxicity of the drugs...
December 8, 2017: Archives of Medical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29229010/relative-importance-of-phosphatidylinositol-3-kinase-pi3k-akt-and-mitogen-activated-protein-kinase-mapk3-1-signaling-during-maturational-steroid-induced-meiotic-g2-m1-transition-in-zebrafish-oocytes
#18
Debabrata Das, Poulomi Nath, Soumojit Pal, Sudip Hajra, Pritha Ghosh, Sudipta Maitra
Participation and relative importance of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase (PI3K) and mitogen-activated protein kinase (MAPK) signalling, either alone or in combination, have been investigated during 17α,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one (DHP)-induced meiotic G2-M1 transition in denuded zebrafish oocyte. Results demonstrate that concomitant with rapid phosphorylation (activation) of Akt (Ser473) and MAPK (ERK1/2) at as early as 15 min of incubation, DHP stimulation promotes enhanced an GVBD response and histone H1 kinase activation between 1 and 5 h in full-grown oocytes in vitro...
December 12, 2017: Zygote: the Biology of Gametes and Early Embryos
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228971/alpha-synuclein-oligomer-selective-antibodies-reduce-intracellular-accumulation-and-mitochondrial-impairment-in-alpha-synuclein-exposed-astrocytes
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Gabriel Gustafsson, Veronica Lindström, Jinar Rostami, Eva Nordström, Lars Lannfelt, Joakim Bergström, Martin Ingelsson, Anna Erlandsson
BACKGROUND: Due to its neurotoxic properties, oligomeric alpha-synuclein (α-syn) has been suggested as an attractive target for passive immunization against Parkinson's disease (PD). In mouse models of PD, antibody treatment has been shown to lower the levels of pathogenic α-syn species, including oligomers, although the mechanisms of action remain unknown. We have previously shown that astrocytes rapidly engulf α-syn oligomers that are intracellularly stored, rather than degraded, resulting in impaired mitochondria...
December 11, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228683/lenalidomide-overcomes-the-immunosuppression-of-regulatory-cd8-cd28-t-cells
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Brigitte Neuber, Jingying Dai, Wjahat A Waraich, Mohamed H S Awwad, Melanie Engelhardt, Michael Schmitt, Sergej Medenhoff, Mathias Witzens-Harig, Anthony D Ho, Hartmut Goldschmidt, Michael Hundemer
Although lenalidomide and pomalidomide are well-established treatment options in patients with multiple myeloma, their immune-modulating effects are not fully understood. While CD8+CD28- regulatory T-cells in patients with hematologic disorders display a known immune-escape mechanism, we show that lenalidomide can overcome the immunosuppressive impact of CD8+CD28- T-cells. We analyzed in vitro the antigen-specific T-cell responses of healthy donors and patients with multiple myeloma with or without the addition of autologous CD8+CD28- T-cells in the absence and presence of lenalidomide...
November 17, 2017: Oncotarget
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