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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732245/interleukin-4-receptor-targeted-delivery-of-bcl-xl-sirna-sensitizes-tumors-to-chemotherapy-and-inhibits-tumor-growth
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Padmanaban Guruprasath, Jihoon Kim, Gowri Rangaswamy Gunassekaran, Lianhua Chi, Soyoun Kim, Rang-Woon Park, Sang-Hyun Kim, Moon-Chang Baek, Sang Mun Bae, Sang-Yeob Kim, Dong-Kyu Kim, In-Kyu Park, Won-Jong Kim, Byungheon Lee
IL-4 receptor (IL-4R) is commonly up-regulated on tumor cells, and interactions between the receptor and Interleukin-4 (IL-4) can induce the expression of anti-apoptotic proteins, including Bcl-xL. This contributes to tumor cell survival and their resistance to chemotherapy. In this study, we exploited IL-4R-targeted delivery of Bcl-xL siRNA to IL-4R-expressing tumor cells in order to sensitize them to chemotherapy. To target IL-4R, an IL-4R-binding peptide, IL4RPep-1, was attached to branched polyethyleneimine-superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (BPEI-SPION)...
July 15, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732111/characterization-of-metabolic-pathways-and-absorption-of-sea-cucumber-saponins-holothurin-a-and-echinoside-a-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Shanshan Song, Lingyu Zhang, Jian Cao, Gao Xiang, Peixu Cong, Ping Dong, Zhaojie Li, Changhu Xue, Yong Xue, Yuming Wang
Sea cucumber saponins (SCSs) exhibit a wide spectrum of bioactivities, but their metabolic characteristics are not well elucidated. In this study, the metabolism of holothurin A (HA) and echinoside A (EA), 2 major saponins in sea cucumber, by gut microflora were investigated. First, we conducted an in vitro study, where in the SCSs were incubated with intestinal microflora and the metabolites were detected by high pressure liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry. We also conducted an in vivo study on rats, where in the intestinal contents, serum, urine, and feces were collected and evaluated after oral administration of SCSs...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Food Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732021/in-vitro-comparison-of-213bi-and-177lu-radiation-for-peptide-receptor-radionuclide-therapy
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Ho Sze Chan, Erik de Blois, Alfred Morgenstern, Frank Bruchertseifer, Marion de Jong, Wouter Breeman, Mark Konijnenberg
BACKGROUND: Absorbed doses for α-emitters are different from those for β-emitters, as the high linear energy transfer (LET) nature of α-particles results in a very dense energy deposition over a relatively short path length near the point of emission. This highly localized and therefore high energy deposition can lead to enhanced cell-killing effects at absorbed doses that are non-lethal in low-LET type of exposure. Affinities of DOTA-DPhe1-Tyr3-octreotate (DOTATATE), 115In-DOTATATE, 175Lu-DOTATATE and 209Bi-DOTATATE were determined in the K562-SST2 cell line...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731709/agronomic-effectiveness-of-granulated-and-powdered-p-exchanged-mg-al-ldh-relative-to-struvite-and-map
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Maarten Everaert, Fien Degryse, Mike J McLaughlin, Dirk E De Vos, Erik Smolders
Layered double hydroxides (LDHs) used to recover P from wastewater have recently been proposed as new slow-release fertilizers. Here, the use of P-exchanged Mg-Al LDHs as powdered or granulated fertilizer is explored and compared with mono-ammonium phosphate (MAP), a fully water-soluble fertilizer, and with struvite, a recycled phosphate fertilizer with lower solubility. First, these three fertilizers were compared in a 100-day incubation experiment using P diffusion visualization and chemical analysis to assess P release from either granules or powdered fertilizer in three different soils...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731707/dynamic-effects-of-biochar-on-the-bacterial-community-structure-in-soil-contaminated-with-polycyclic-aromatic-hydrocarbons
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Yang Song, Yongrong Bian, Fang Wang, Min Xu, Ni Ni, Xinglun Yang, Chenggang Gu, Xin Jiang
The amendment of soil with biochar is an effective soil remediation strategy for organic contaminants. This study investigated the dynamic effects of wheat straw biochar on the bacterial community structure during remediation by high-throughput sequencing. The wheat straw biochar amended into the soil significantly reduced the bioavailability and toxicity of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs). Biochar amendment helped to maintain the bacterial diversity in the PAH-contaminated soil. The relationship between the immobilization of PAHs and the soil bacterial diversity fit quadratic model...
July 21, 2017: Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731679/binding-of-bacteria-to-poly-n-isopropylacrylamide-modified-with-vancomycin-comparison-of-behavior-of-linear-and-highly-branched-polymers
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Pavintorn Teratanatorn, Richard Hoskins, Thomas Swift, C W Ian Douglas, Joanna Shepherd, Stephen Rimmer
The behavior of a linear copolymer of N-isopropyl acrylamide with pendant vancomycin functionality was compared to an analogous highly branched copolymer with vancomycin functionality at the chain ends. Highly branched poly(N-isopropylacrylamide) modified with vancomycin (HB-PNIPAM-van) was synthesized by functionalization of the HB-PNIPAM, prepared using reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerization. Linear PNIPAM with pendant vancomycin functionality (L-PNIPAM-van) was synthesized by functionalization of poly(N-isopropyl acrylamide-co-vinyl benzoic acid)...
July 21, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731438/evidence-that-the-human-innate-immune-peptide-ll-37-may-be-a-binding-partner-of%C3%A2-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-inhibitor-of%C3%A2-fibril-assembly
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Ersilia De Lorenzi, Marcella Chiari, Raffaella Colombo, Marina Cretich, Laura Sola, Renzo Vanna, Paola Gagni, Federica Bisceglia, Carlo Morasso, Jennifer S Lin, Moonhee Lee, Patrick L McGeer, Annelise E Barron
BACKGROUND: Identifying physiologically relevant binding partners of amyloid-β (Aβ) that modulate in vivo fibril formation may yield new insights into Alzheimer's disease (AD) etiology. Human cathelicidin peptide, LL-37, is an innate immune effector and modulator, ubiquitous in human tissues and expressed in myriad cell types. OBJECTIVE: We present in vitro experimental evidence and discuss findings supporting a novel hypothesis that LL-37 binds to Aβ42 and can modulate Aβ fibril formation...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731378/experimental-infection-of-cattle-with-a-novel-prion-derived-from-atypical-h-type-bovine-spongiform-encephalopathy
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Hiroyuki Okada, Kentaro Masujin, Kohtaro Miyazawa, Yoshihumi Iwamaru, Morikazu Imamura, Yuichi Matsuura, Shozo Arai, Shigeo Fukuda, Yuichi Murayama, Takashi Yokoyama
H-type bovine spongiform encephalopathy (H-BSE) is an atypical form of BSE in cattle. During passaging of H-BSE in transgenic bovinized (TgBoPrP) mice, a novel phenotype of BSE, termed BSE-SW emerged and was characterized by a short incubation time and host weight loss. To investigate the biological and biochemical properties of the BSE-SW prion, a transmission study was conducted in cattle, which were inoculated intracerebrally with brain homogenate from BSE-SW-infected TgBoPrP mice. The disease incubation period was approximately 15 months...
January 1, 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731314/desensitization-to-chemical-and-food-sensitivities-by-low-dose-immunotherapy-ascertained-by-provocation-neutralization-is-associated-with-reduced-influx-of-calcium-ions-into-lymphocytes
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Basant K Puri, John McLaren Howard, Jean A Monro
Background Food and chemical sensitivities have detrimental effects on health and the quality of life. The natural course of such sensitivities can potentially be altered through various types of allergen-specific immunotherapy, including low-dose immunotherapy. The molecular mechanism by which low-dose immunotherapy causes desensitization has not thus far been elucidated. While resting lymphocytes maintain a low cytosolic calcium ion concentration, antigen receptor signaling results in calcium ion influx, predominantly via store-operated calcium channels...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Complementary & Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731273/scaffold-free-liver-on-a-chip-with-multiscale-organotypic-cultures
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Yu-Shih Weng, Shau-Feng Chang, Ming-Cheng Shih, Shih-Heng Tseng, Chih-Huang Lai
The considerable advances that have been made in the development of organotypic cultures have failed to overcome the challenges of expressing tissue-specific functions and complexities, especially for organs that require multitasking and complex biological processes, such as the liver. Primary liver cells are ideal biological building blocks for functional organotypic reconstruction, but are limited by their rapid loss of physiological integrity in vitro. Here the concept of lattice growth used in material science is applied to develop a tissue incubator, which provides physiological cues and controls the 3D assembly of primary cells...
July 21, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731263/commercial-strain-derived-clinical-saccharomyces-cerevisiae-can-evolve-new-phenotypes-without-higher-pathogenicity
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Walter P Pfliegler, Enikő Boros, Kitti Pázmándi, Ágnes Jakab, Imre Zsuga, Renátó Kovács, Edit Urbán, Zsuzsa Antunovics, Attila Bácsi, Matthias Sipiczki, László Majoros, István Pócsi
SCOPE: Saccharomyces cerevisiae is one of the most important microbes in food industry, but there is growing evidence on its potential pathogenicity as well. Its status as a member of human mycobiome is still not fully understood. METHODS AND RESULTS: In this study, we characterise clinical S. cerevisiae isolates from Hungarian hospitals along with commercial baking and probiotic strains, and determine their phenotypic parameters, virulence factors, interactions with human macrophages, and pathogenicity...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Nutrition & Food Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731155/marine-collagen-peptides-reduce-endothelial-cell-injury-in-diabetic-rats-by-inhibiting-apoptosis-and-the-expression-of-coupling-factor-6-and-microparticles
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Cuifeng Zhu, Wei Zhang, Jianguo Liu, Bo Mu, Fan Zhang, Nannan Lai, Jianxin Zhou, Aimin Xu, Yong Li
The present study aimed to elucidate the role of marine collagen peptides (MCPs) in protection of carotid artery vascular endothelial cells (CAVECs) in type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM), and the mechanism underlying this process. In an in vivo experiment, diabetic Wistar rats were divided randomly into four groups (n=10/group): Diabetes control, and three diabetes groups administered low, medium and high doses of MCPs (2.25, 4.5 and 9.0 g/kg body weight/day, respectively). Another 10 healthy rats served as the control...
July 21, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730839/trpv1-receptors-contribute-to-mediate-paclitaxel-induced-c-fos-expression-in-spinal-cord-dorsal-horn-neurons
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N Kalynovska, P Adamek, J Palecek
Transient receptor potential vanilloid type 1 (TRPV1) receptors are important in the development of different pathological chronic pain states. Here we examined the role of spinal cord TRPV1 receptors in the mechanisms leading to activation of dorsal horn neurons after paclitaxel (PAC) treatment. PAC is a widely used chemotherapeutic drug that often leads to development of painful neuropathy. Immunohistochemical analysis of c-Fos protein expression in dorsal horn neurons was used as a marker of neuronal activation...
July 18, 2017: Physiological Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730715/different-thermotolerances-in-in%C3%A2-vitro-produced-embryos-derived-from-different-maternal-and-paternal-genetic-backgrounds
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Miki Sakatani, Kenichi Yamanaka, Ahmed Zaky Balboula, Masashi Takahashi
The present study evaluated the effects of genetic backgrounds on the developmental competence and thermotolerance of bovine in vitro-produced (IVP) embryos. First, Holstein (Hol) and Japanese Black (JB) oocytes were fertilized with sperm from Hol, JB and a thermotolerant breed (Brahman), and in vitro development was evaluated when the embryos were exposed to heat shock on Day 2 (Day 0 = day of fertilization). Sperm genetic backgrounds affected the developmental competence in controls (P < 0.05). Second, the effect of sperm pre-incubation for 4 h on subsequent in vitro fertilization was assessed using different sperm genetic backgrounds...
July 21, 2017: Animal Science Journal, Nihon Chikusan Gakkaihō
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730107/induction-of-vascular-endothelial-growth-factor-receptor-expression-in-human-umbilical-vein-endothelial-cells-after-repeated-bevacizumab-treatment-in-vitro
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Ji Eun Lee, Jin Young Kim, Jae Ho Jung, Dong Hoon Shin, Sung Who Park
AIM: To investigate the mechanism underlying the loss of responsiveness to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) treatment after repeated injections for choroidal neovascularization, VEGF and VEGF receptor (VEGFR) expressions were evaluated following repeated bevacizumab treatments in hypoxic human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) in vitro. METHODS: HUVECs were incubated under hypoxic conditions in two media of different bevacizumab concentrations (1...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730081/effect-of-human-autologous-serum-and-fetal-bovine-serum-on-human-corneal-epithelial-cell-viability-migration-and-proliferation-in-vitro
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Ming-Feng Wu, Tanja Stachon, Berthold Seitz, Achim Langenbucher, Nóra Szentmáry
AIM: To analyze the concentration-dependent effects of autologous serum (AS) and fetal bovine serum (FBS) on human corneal epithelial cell (HCEC) viability, migration and proliferation. METHODS: AS was prepared from 13 patients with non-healing epithelial defects Dulbecco's modified eagle medium/Ham's F12 (DMEM/F12) with 5% FBS, 0.5% dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO), 10 ng/mL human epidermal growth factor, 1% insulin-transferrin-selenium, then were incubated in serum media: DMEM/F12 supplemented by 5%, 10%, 15% or 30% AS or FBS...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729941/hippocampal-slice-preparation-in-rats-acutely-suppresses-immunoreactivity-of-microtubule-associated-protein-map2-%C3%A2-and-glycogen-levels-without-affecting-numbers-of-glia%C3%A2-or-levels-of-the-glutamate-transporter-vglut1
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Liana R Stein, Charles F Zorumski, Yukitoshi Izumi
INTRODUCTION: With its preservation of cytoarchitecture and synaptic circuitry, the hippocampal slice preparation has been a critical tool for studying the electrophysiological effects of pharmacological and genetic manipulations. To analyze the maximum number of slices or readouts per dissection, long incubation times postslice preparation are commonly used. We were interested in how slice integrity is affected by incubation postslice preparation. METHODS: Hippocampal slices were prepared by three different methods: a chopper, a vibratome, and a rotary slicer...
July 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729845/negative-affect-and-excessive-alcohol-intake-incubate-during-protracted-withdrawal-from-binge-drinking-in-adolescent-but-not-adult-mice
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Kaziya M Lee, Michal A Coehlo, Noah R Solton, Karen K Szumlinski
Binge-drinking is common in underage alcohol users, yet we know little regarding the biopsychological impact of binge-drinking during early periods of development. Prior work indicated that adolescent male C57BL6/J mice with a 2-week history of binge-drinking (PND28-41) are resilient to the anxiogenic effects of early alcohol withdrawal. Herein, we employed a comparable Drinking-in-the-Dark model to determine how a prior history of binge-drinking during adolescence (EtOH(adolescents)) influences emotionality (assayed with the light-dark box, marble burying test, and the forced swim test) and the propensity to consume alcohol in later life, compared to animals without prior drinking experience...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729797/hypochlorite-solution-for-root-canal-irrigation-that-lacks-a-chlorinated-odor
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La-Ongthong Vajrabhaya, Vanida Sangalungkarn, Ratchapin Srisatjaluk, Suwanna Korsuwannawong, Chareerut Phruksaniyom
OBJECTIVES: This is an in vitro study to develop a formulation of a hypochlorite solution for root canal irrigation that lacks a chlorinated odor. The antibacterial effect, tissue dissolution efficacy, and the cytotoxicity of the solution were assessed in cell culture and were compared with those of commercial sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) solutions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Trichloroisocyanuric acid (TCA) was used as the source of hypochlorite ions in solution. All required properties of the NaOCl irrigant were evaluated and compared with those of original 2...
April 2017: European Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729689/metal-nanoclusters-with-synergistically-engineered-optical-and-buffering-activity-of-intracellular-reactive-oxygen-species-by-compositional-and-supramolecular-design
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B Santiago-Gonzalez, A Monguzzi, M Caputo, C Villa, M Prato, C Santambrogio, Y Torrente, F Meinardi, S Brovelli
Metal nanoclusters featuring tunable luminescence and high biocompatibility are receiving attention as fluorescent markers for cellular imaging. The recently discovered ability of gold clusters to scavenge cytotoxic reactive oxygen species (ROS) from the intracellular environment extends their applicability to biomedical theranostics and provides a novel platform for realizing multifunctional luminescent probes with engineered anti-cytotoxic activity for applications in bio-diagnostics and conceivably cellular therapy...
July 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
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