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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458110/investigation-of-adhesive-interactions-in-the-specific-targeting-of-triptorelin-conjugated-peg-coated-magnetite-nanoparticles-to-breast-cancer-cells
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Jingjie Hu, Sina Youssefian, John Obayemi, Karen Malatesta, Nima Rahbar, Winston Soboyejo
The understanding of adhesive interaction at the nanoscale between functionalized nanoparticles and biological cells is of great importance to develop effective theranostic nanocarriers for targeted cancer therapy. Here, we report a combination of experimental and computational approaches to evaluate the adhesion between Triptorelin (a Luteinizing Hormone-Releasing Hormone (LHRH) agonist)-conjugated poly-(ethylene glycol) (PEG)-coated magnetite nanoparticles (Triptorelin-MNPs) and breast cells. The adhesion forces between Triptorelin-MNPs and normal/cancerous breast cells are obtained using atomic force microscopy...
February 16, 2018: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458087/ngf-fak-signal-pathway-is-implicated-in-angiogenesis-after-acute-cerebral-ischemia-in-rats
#2
Hai-Ting Zhao, Yu-Hu Zhang, Ying-Hui Zhang, Yue Shen, Yi-Dan Zhang, Fang-Fang Bi, Bo Xiao, Hao Zhang, Wen Ye, Hong-Hai Zhang, Yi-Wei Liao
Neurogenesis in the cerebral infarction after an ischemic event is important to the rehabilitation of patients. However, the mechanism of angiogenesis around cerebral ischemia is not clear. Our study designed to test whether the nerve growth factor (NGF)-P-focal adhesion kinase (FAK) signaling pathway for associations with angiogenesis plays a key role in post-acute cerebral ischemia of rats. Firstly, we implanted the Matrigel, a carrier of basement membrane matrix, into the abdominal skin of rats to identify the relevant components of the NGF-P-FAK signaling pathway related to angiogenesis...
February 16, 2018: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458077/reciprocal-regulation-of-the-cadherin-11-stat3-axis-by-caveolin-1-in-mouse-fibroblasts-and-lung-carcinoma-cells
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M Geletu, R Mohan, R Arulanandam, A Berger-Becvar, I R Nabi, P T Gunning, L Raptis
Caveolin-1 (Cav1) is an integral plasma membrane protein and a complex regulator of signal transduction. The Signal Transducer and Activator of Transcription-3 (Stat3) is activated by a number of receptor and non-receptor tyrosine kinases and is positively implicated in cancer. Despite extensive efforts, the relationship between Cav1 and Stat3 has been a matter of controversy. We previously demonstrated that engagement of E- or N-cadherin or cadherin-11 cell to cell adhesion molecules, as occurs with confluence of cultured cells, triggers a dramatic increase in the levels of tyr705 phosphorylated ie activated Stat3, by a mechanism requiring the cRac1 small GTPase...
February 16, 2018: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458060/crim1-is-required-for-maintenance-of-the-ocular-lens-epithelium
#4
Oliver H Tam, David Pennisi, Lorine Wilkinson, Melissa H Little, Fatima Wazin, Victor L Wan, Frank J Lovicu
The development and growth of the vertebrate ocular lens is dependent on the regulated proliferation of an anterior monolayer of epithelial cells, and their subsequent differentiation into elongate fiber cells. The growth factor rich ocular media that bathes the lens mediates these cellular processes, and their respective intracellular signaling pathways are in turn regulated to ensure that the proper lens architecture is maintained. Recent studies have proposed that Cysteine Rich Motor Neuron 1 (Crim1), a transmembrane protein involved in organogenesis of many tissues, might influence cell adhesion, polarity and proliferation in the lens by regulating integrin-signaling...
February 16, 2018: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29458045/aldose-reductase-inhibitor-fidarestat-prevents-doxorubicin-induced-endothelial-cell-death-and-dysfunction
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Himangshu Sonowal, Pabitra Pal, Kirtikar Shukla, Ashish Saxena, Satish K Srivastava, Kota V Ramana
Despite doxorubicin (Dox) being one of the most widely used chemotherapy agents for breast, blood and lung cancers, its use in colon cancer is limited due to increased drug resistance and severe cardiotoxic side effects that increase mortality associated with its use at high doses. Therefore, better adjuvant therapies are warranted to improve the chemotherapeutic efficacy and to decrease cardiotoxicity. We have recently shown that aldose reductase inhibitor, fidarestat, increases the Dox-induced colon cancer cell death and reduces cardiomyopathy...
February 16, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457597/injectable-collagen-rgd-systems-for-bone-tissue-engineering-applications
#6
Fu-Chen Kung
Imbalance crosslink density and polymer concentration gradient is formed within the traditional alginate hydrogel using calcium chloride as a crosslinking agent in external gelation for instantaneously process. In this studying, type I collagen (Col I) blended calcium salt form of poly(γ-glutamic acid) (γCaPGA) was mixing with RGD-modified alginate with convenient gelation process and suitable for practical use. The hydrophilicity of the resulting hydrogels was evaluated through swelling tests, water retention capacity tests, and water vapor permeation tests...
2018: Bio-medical Materials and Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457460/stressful-surfaces-cell-metabolism-on-a-poorly-adhesive-substrate
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Richard L Surmaitis, Carlos J Arias, Joseph B Schlenoff
The adhesion and proliferation of cells are exquisitely sensitive to the nature of the surface to which they attach. Aside from cell counting, cell "health" on surfaces is typically established by measuring the metabolic rate with dyes that participate in the metabolic pathway or using "live/dead" assays with combinations of membrane permeable/impermeable dyes. The binary information gleaned from these tests-whether cells are attached or not, and whether they are living or dead-provides an incomplete picture of cell health...
February 19, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457455/ultrathin-%C3%AE%C2%BA-carrageenan-chitosan-hydrogel-films-with-high-toughness-and-anti-adhesion-property
#8
Hai Chao Yu, He Zhang, Ke-Feng Ren, Zhimin Ying, Fengbo Zhu, Jin Qian, Jian Ji, Zi Liang Wu, Qiang Zheng
Designing tough biopolymer-based hydrogels as structural biomaterials has both scientific and practical significances. We report a facile approach to prepare polysaccharide-based hydrogel films with remarkable mechanical performances and anti-adhesion property. The hydrogel films with thickness of 40-60 μm were prepared by mixing aqueous solutions of κ-carrageenan (κ-CG) and protonated chitosan (CS), evaporating the solvent, and then swelling the casted film in water to achieve the equilibrium state. The obtained κ-CG/CS gel films with water content of 48-88 wt% possessed excellent mechanical properties superior to most existing biopolymer-based hydrogels, with breaking stress of 2-6...
February 19, 2018: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29457128/evaluation-of-hydrogels-presenting-extracellular-matrix-derived-adhesion-peptides-and-encapsulating-cardiac-progenitor-cells-for-cardiac-repair
#9
Srishti Bhutani, Aline L Y Nachlas, Milton E Brown, Tionne Pete, Christopher T Johnson, Andres J García, Michael E Davis
Cell therapy is an emerging paradigm for the treatment of heart disease. In spite of the exciting and promising preclinical results, the benefits of cell therapy for cardiac repair in patients have been modest at best. Biomaterials-based approaches may overcome the barriers of poor differentiation and retention of transplanted cells. In this study, we prepared and tested hydrogels presenting extracellular matrix (ECM)-derived adhesion peptides as delivery vehicles for c-kit+ cardiac progenitor cells (CPCs)...
January 8, 2018: ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456820/immunogenicity-of-heparin-binding-hemagglutinin-expressed-by-pichia-pastoris-gs115-strain
#10
Xindong Teng, Xiaoguang Chen, Ke Zhu, Hefei Xu
Objectives: Heparin-binding hemagglutinin (HBHA), a mycobacterial cell surface protein, mediates adhesion to nonphagocytic cells and the dissemination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis ( M. tuberculosis ) from the site of primary infection. Superior expression systems are required to obtain abundant M. tuberculosis proteins for the purpose of diagnosing M. tuberculosis infection or for the immunization. Here, HBHA was expressed by Pichia pastoris ( P. pastoris ) GS115 strain , and the immunogenicity of HBHA was evaluated...
February 2018: Iranian Journal of Basic Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456682/l1cam-promotes-epithelial-to-mesenchymal-transition-and-formation-of-cancer-initiating-cells-in-human-endometrial-cancer
#11
Jinlong Chen, Fufeng Gao, Naifu Liu
Identification of novel factors critical for epithelial to mesenchymal transition (EMT) and cancer initiating cell (CIC) formation may aid in the identification of novel therapeutics for the treatment of endometrial cancer. The present study demonstrated that L1 cell adhesion molecule (CAM) is critical for EMT and formation of CICs in endometrial cancer. Overexpression of L1CAM may promote EMT with increased formation of CICs in HEC-1A endometrial cancer cells. CICs and mesenchymal status resist chemotherapeutic drugs and may regenerate the various cell types in tumors, thereby resulting in relapse of the disease...
March 2018: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456528/mutation-in-esbl-plasmid-from-escherichia-coli-o104-h4-leads-autoagglutination-and-enhanced-plasmid-dissemination
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Mickaël Poidevin, Mari Sato, Ipek Altinoglu, Manon Delaplace, Chikara Sato, Yoshiharu Yamaichi
Conjugative plasmids are one of the main driving force of wide-spreading of multidrug resistance (MDR) bacteria. They are self-transmittable via conjugation as carrying the required set of genes and cis -acting DNA locus for direct cell-to-cell transfer. IncI incompatibility plasmids are nowadays often associated with extended-spectrum beta-lactamases producing Enterobacteria in clinic and environment. pESBL-EA11 was isolated from Escherichia coli O104:H4 outbreak strain in Germany in 2011. During the previous study identifying transfer genes of pESBL-EA11, it was shown that transposon insertion at certain DNA region of the plasmid, referred to as Hft, resulted in great enhancement of transfer ability...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29456012/injectable-and-body-temperature-sensitive-hydrogels-based-on-chitosan-and-hyaluronic-acid-for-ph-sensitive-drug-release
#13
Wei Zhang, Xin Jin, Heng Li, Run-Run Zhang, Cheng-Wei Wu
Hydrogels based on chitosan/hyaluronic acid/β-sodium glycerophosphate demonstrate injectability, body temperature sensitivity, pH sensitive drug release and adhesion to cancer cell. The drug (doxorubicin) loaded hydrogel precursor solutions are injectable and turn to hydrogels when the temperature is increased to body temperature. The acidic condition (pH 4.00) can trigger the release of drug and the cancer cell (Hela) can adhere to the surface of the hydrogels, which will be beneficial for tumor site-specific administration of drug...
April 15, 2018: Carbohydrate Polymers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455667/role-of-non-receptor-tyrosine-kinases-in-hematological-malignances-and-its-targeting-by-natural-products
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REVIEW
Kodappully S Siveen, Kirti S Prabhu, Iman W Achkar, Shilpa Kuttikrishnan, Sunitha Shyam, Abdul Q Khan, Maysaloun Merhi, Said Dermime, Shahab Uddin
Tyrosine kinases belong to a family of enzymes that mediate the movement of the phosphate group to tyrosine residues of target protein, thus transmitting signals from the cell surface to cytoplasmic proteins and the nucleus to regulate physiological processes. Non-receptor tyrosine kinases (NRTK) are a sub-group of tyrosine kinases, which can relay intracellular signals originating from extracellular receptor. NRTKs can regulate a huge array of cellular functions such as cell survival, division/propagation and adhesion, gene expression, immune response, etc...
February 19, 2018: Molecular Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455627/gastrointestinal-spindle-cell-tumor-of-the-rumen-with-metastasis-to-the-liver-in-a-goat
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Michael E Pesato, Ashley G Boyle, Marie-Eve Fecteau, Alexander Hamberg, Billy I Smith
Many neoplasms have been reported in goats; however, neoplasia of the rumen is rarely reported. A 9-y-old castrated male pygmy goat was presented with a history of respiratory stertor, fever, and anorexia. A respiratory diagnostic work-up including skull and thorax radiographs and endoscopy revealed minor enlargement of the arytenoids but no other abnormal findings. After a month of little improvement on symptomatic treatment and worsening general health, the goat was euthanized. On autopsy, the forestomachs, liver, spleen, diaphragm, and the ventral and lateral aspects of the cranial third of the walls of the peritoneal cavity were adhered to one another by fibrinous and fibrous adhesions...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Veterinary Diagnostic Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455108/ureaplasma-isolates-differentially-modulate-growth-factors-and-cell-adhesion-molecules-in-human-neonatal-and-adult-monocytes
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Kirsten Glaser, Christine Silwedel, Ana Maria Waaga-Gasser, Birgit Henrich, Markus Fehrholz, Heike Claus, Christian P Speer
Generally regarded as commensal bacteria, the pathogenicity of Ureaplasma has often been considered low. Controversy remains concerning the clinical relevance of Ureaplasma infection in the pathogenesis of inflammation-related morbidities. Recently, we demonstrated Ureaplasma-driven pro-inflammatory cytokine responses in human monocytes in vitro. We hypothesized that Ureaplasma may induce further inflammatory mediators. Using qRT-PCR and multi-analyte immunoassay, we assessed the expression of granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), intercellular adhesion molecule 1 (ICAM-1) and vascular cell adhesion molecule 1 (VCAM-1) in term neonatal and adult monocytes exposed to Ureaplasma urealyticum serovar 8 (Uu8) and U...
February 15, 2018: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455001/evolution-and-molecular-mechanism-of-pitas-in-iron-transport-of-streptococcus-species
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Kun Cao, Jing Zhang, Xin-Yu Miao, Qiu-Xia Wei, Xin-Lu Zhao, Qing-Yu He, Xuesong Sun
Iron is an essential element for almost all bacteria. The iron ATP-binding cassette (ABC) transporters located on the cell membrane affects bacterial virulence and infection. Although a variety of Fe3+ -transporters have been found in bacteria, their evolutionary processes are rarely studied. Pneumococcal iron ABC transporter (PitA), a highly conserved Fe3+ -transporter in most pathogenic bacteria, influences the capsule formation and virulence of bacteria. However, multiple sequence alignment revealed that PitA is expressed in four different variants in bacteria, and the structural complexity of these variants increases progressively...
February 10, 2018: Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454964/nek3-mediated-snap29-phosphorylation-modulates-its-membrane-association-and-snare-fusion-dependent-processes
#18
Debora Rapaport, Boris Fichtman, Hilla Weidberg, Eli Sprecher, Mia Horowitz
Intracellular membrane fusion depends on the presence of specific mediators, the vesicle (v-) and the target (t-) SNAREs (Soluble N-ethylmaleimide-sensitive factor, NSF, attachment protein SNAP receptors), whose interaction brings apposing membranes to close proximity and initiates their fusion. SNAP29 (synaptosomal-associated protein 29), a t-SNARE protein, is involved in multiple fusion events during intracellular transport and affects structure of organelles such as the Golgi apparatus and focal adhesions...
February 15, 2018: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454835/mast-cells-signal-their-importance-in-health-and-disease
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EDITORIAL
Ana Olivera, Michael A Beaven, Dean D Metcalfe
FcεRI is the primary receptor in mast cells that mediate allergic reactions by inducing rapid release of mediators, an adaptive immune response that may have evolved as a host defense against parasites and venoms. Yet, it is apparent that mast cells are also activated via non-IgE receptors whose significance is just beginning to be understood. This includes the Mas-related GPCRs (MRGPRX2) that may contribute to reactions to diverse antimicrobials and polybasic compounds, and ADGRE2, an adhesion GPCR which is activated by mechanical vibration and whose variants are associated with familial vibratory urticaria...
February 15, 2018: Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29454387/the-transcriptome-response-of-the-ruminal-methanogen-methanobrevibacter-ruminantium-strain-m1-to-the-inhibitor-lauric-acid
#20
Xuan Zhou, Marc J A Stevens, Stefan Neuenschwander, Angela Schwarm, Michael Kreuzer, Anna Bratus-Neuenschwander, Johanna O Zeitz
OBJECTIVE: Lauric acid (C12 ) is a medium-chain fatty acid that inhibits growth and production of the greenhouse gas methane by rumen methanogens such as Methanobrevibacter ruminantium. To understand the inhibitory mechanism of C12 , a transcriptome analysis was performed in M. ruminantium strain M1 (DSM 1093) using RNA-Seq. RESULTS: Pure cell cultures in the exponential growth phase were treated with 0.4 mg/ml C12 , dissolved in dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), for 1 h and transcriptomic changes were compared to DMSO-only treated cells (final DMSO concentration 0...
February 17, 2018: BMC Research Notes
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